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ERIC Number: ED354685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Curricular Adaptations: Accommodating the Instructional Needs of Diverse Learners in the Context of General Education.
Udvari-Solner, Alice
This manual offers definitions, techniques, and strategies to generate curricular adaptations to meet the needs of students with a range of intellectual abilities, and thereby increase the practice of inclusive schooling in which all children learn together and multiplicity of learning styles is valued. First, an in-depth definition of "adaptations" is offered, followed by a summary of traditional adaptations. Then seven strategies for modifying the general education curriculum are presented. These are: (1) change the instructional grouping or arrangement; (2) change the teaching format; (3) change the environmental conditions; (4) change the curricular goals or learning outcomes; (5) change the instructional materials; (6) change the level or type of personal assistance; and (7) create an alternative activity. Next, a six-step process for designing curricular adaptations is explained and illustrated with a case study. An appendix outlines types of information for schools to gather about general education environments and activities and includes sample forms and checklists. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A