ERIC Number: ED395401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Patterns of Accommodations Provided to Students with Disabilities in Integrated Classrooms.
Gelzheiser, Lynn M.; And Others
This study identified patterns in general education teachers' accommodations for students with disabilities, focusing on grouping practices, teacher expectations, and modifications. These patterns were examined in order to provide a multivariate description of integration practices on which to base practice and policy decisions. Twenty-two elementary, middle, and high school students with disabilities were each observed throughout 5 school days, and all 50 teachers serving this group were interviewed. Principal components analysis of the data identified three dimensions: a first dimension revealed differences between content and special area teachers in their use of large group instruction and reliance on special education teacher modifications; a second dimension showed differences in types of small group instruction and modifications used by elementary and secondary teachers; a third dimension revealed that teachers with different types of expectations made different use of modifications and grouping practices. Implications for practice, research, and policy are discussed. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Analysis, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Inclusive Schools, Large Group Instruction, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Small Group Instruction, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A