ERIC Number: ED319192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Tips for Teaching Marginal Learners.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Kentucky Education Association, Louisville.
A survey was developed asking educators to describe their most effective strategies for teaching marginal learners--students who do not succeed academically in the regular classroom. A total of 97 surveys were returned, and the recommended strategies were compiled. The paper begins by describing marginal learners. This is followed by seven teaching strategy sections, focusing on: (1) peer tutoring; (2) individualized assessment; (3) individualized instruction (covering learning styles, teaching styles, individual projects, alternative assignments, adaptive materials, and team teaching); (4) group instructional strategies (direct instruction, hands-on activities, language arts skill development, and homework help); (5) positive reinforcement; (6) use of community resources; and (7) use of different organizational structures such as tutoring, resource rooms, and special programs. (JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Problems, Low Achievement, Mainstreaming, Slow Learners, Teaching Methods
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Kentucky Education Association, Louisville.
Note: For a related document, see EC 230 882.