ERIC Number: ED269945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
OK, Not-So-OK Strategies for Teaching the Mildly Handicapped.
Gentry, Ruben; Jefferson, Celestine R.
The paper views teaching as an interaction between the teacher and students with the teacher having the responsibility of structuring the environment to assure student learning. Key findings from the study of teacher effectivness are noted, mildly handicapped students as learners are defined, and information on teaching strategies that have been found OK or not-so-OK in educating mildly handicapped children is considered. Also provided is a teaching effectiveness matrix for assessing the efficiency of instructional strategies. The matrix rates two variables: (1) amount of teacher effort required to implement the strategy and (2) amount of learning by students as a result of implementing the strategy. It is suggested that through careful study of teacher behaviors and implementation of the findings, learning among the mildly handicapped can be greatly enhanced. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (64th, New Orleans, LA, March 31-April 4, 1986).