ERIC Number: ED315925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Drill and Practice: Expanding the Computer Mainstream.
Russell, Susan Jo; And Others
This book describes the practice of using learner-centered software in special education. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 provides a discussion of software that goes beyond drill and practice and at the same time fits easily into the existing subject areas of reading/language arts and mathematics. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss using word processing software to teach writing and using software to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Numerous illustrations of effective ways that teachers have used the software are included. In Chapter 5, the topic of using software to help students learn how to be better learners is addressed. Chapters 6 and 7 deal with the interaction between student, learning environment, and software--all of which is facilitated by the teacher. Chapter 6 focuses on the multiple roles of the teacher as introducer, technical advisor, arranger, visitor, silent partner, booster, mentor, and learner. The final section of Chapter 7 lists alphabetically all software identified in the book, with publisher, address, and computer type. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Critical Thinking, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Reading Instruction, Skill Development, Special Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Word Processing
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($18.00, $14.40 members; stock no. P333).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.