ERIC Number: ED288270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Beefing Up Teaching Strategies in Educating the Mildly Handicapped.
Gentry, Ruben; Briggs, Sherry
Twenty-one hypothesized components of effective teaching were examined and three to four basic attributes for each were stated as instructional strategies for teaching mildly handicapped students. Approximately 40 regular and special educators reviewed the strategies and their validations were used to develop the Assessment Inventory of Instructional Strategies (AIIS). The teacher then completes the form, rating the effect of each strategy on the student's learning. Listing the positive strategies under each of the 21 teaching components results in an instructional strategy profile for each student, emphasizing how to teach rather than what to teach. Pilot testing by five teachers of mildly handicapped elementary students revealed considerable agreement on effective strategies. The ratings from the pilot test are appended. Among strategies receiving 100% agreement as being effective were use of small group areas, use of hands-on materials, clear oral and written communication, providing feedback, and remediating weaknesses. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (65th, Chicago, IL, April 20-24, 1987).