ERIC Number: ED399241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Research in the Classroom. Ninth Annual Report of Research Projects Conducted by Educators in Their Classrooms, 1994-1995.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
The report summarizes five Colorado teacher research projects in teaching students with disabilities. The five projects described demonstrate that teacher initiated classroom based research allows educators to develop innovative approaches to instruction and to analyze their results in an objective way. The following projects are presented: (1) "Using Classic Literature with a Controlled Vocabulary To Improve Students' Ability To Recognize Frequency Words" (Randee Bergen); (2) "B.U.I.L.D.: Better Understanding and Interest in Learning Disabilities: Parent Support Group" (Robin Bruce, Reddy Gentry, Frances Hopp, and Beverly Temple); (3) "Increasing Reading, Language, Math, and Writing Skills through Hands-on Science" (Judy Bulmer); (4) "STAND BY THE BEST: Use of Multimedia Portfolio as Assessment of Content and Transition Skills" (Joyce Fuller, Stan Jozsiak, DeAnna Wesley, Mike Stanley, Patty Smith); and (5) "Expository Writing Curriculum for Students with Learning Disabilities" (Tracy Zimmerman, Rona Finnin, Marcia Reaksecker). Each project summary includes most of the following: title, researcher(s), school, statement of problem, objective, population, assessment, procedure, evaluation, findings, implications, and references. An attachment to the fifth project provides tables comparing regular and special students results in tests of written language. A grant application form is appended. (MAH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Expository Writing, Grants, Hands on Science, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Innovation, Learning Disabilities, Multimedia Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Portfolio Assessment, Reading Instruction, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Secondary School Students, Teacher Researchers, Teaching Methods, Word Recognition
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado