ERIC Number: ED394253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Instructing for Success: Maximizing Learning Opportunities for All Students.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Office of Special Education Administration.
This guide presents recommended practices for instruction of students with special needs, based on the premise that students should be educated according to individual needs, not according to a categorical exceptionality label. The guide presents principles applicable to both special and general education classrooms and is organized around six basic fundamentals of quality classrooms: (1) teacher characteristics (such as respect, positive attitudes, and realistic expectations); (2) environmental characteristics (physical arrangements, positive classroom climate, and routines and procedures); (3) classroom management (such as planning, classroom rules, movement management, and reinforcement versus punishment); (4) effective instruction (instructional planning, group practice, and assessment of mastery); (5) collaborative teaming (rationale, types of teams, and peer coaching/mentoring); and (6) individualized instruction (what to teach and how to teach). Attached are a glossary and appendices which include rating scales and listings of instructional principles. Also attached are five topical papers on: Program of Studies requirements, educating students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, nonaversive techniques for behavior management, transition, and assistive technology. (The main paper contains 32 references; the topical papers also contain references and glossaries). (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Change, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Hyperactivity, Instructional Effectiveness, Rating Scales, Special Needs Students, Student Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Office of Special Education Administration.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia