ERIC Number: ED312839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-29
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Implementing Cooperative Learning within Six Elementary School Learning Disability Classrooms To Improve Math Achievement and Social Skills.
Goldberg, Lorraine F.
Cooperative learning lessons in mathematics were instituted in 6 learning disability elementary classrooms serving a total of 47 students. Verbal rehearsal and collaboration were intended to reinforce the internalization and generalization of skills. Structured social interaction was intended to facilitate peer acceptance. Although two of the classes were not able to consistently follow through with the cooperative learning curriculum, the four classes in which teacher participation was kept at an optimal level through consistent monitoring and feedback demonstrated accelerated math progress for the 6-month period. Students in these classes also decreased negative behaviors, practiced collaboration, and increased time on task. The practicum report contains a description of the community and population, a problem description and review of related literature, a statement of anticipated outcomes on the evaluation instruments, and a description of the solution strategy. The final section gives results, conclusions, and recommendations, and dissemination activities are described for the report and lesson plans. Appendixes provide further information on target behaviors, discussion questions, demonstration lessons, block plans, sample daily plans, and a social skills lesson plan. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.