ERIC Number: ED399724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Improving Science Instruction for Students with Disabilities: Proceedings. Working Conference on Science for Persons with Disabilities (Anaheim, California, March 28-29, 1994).
Stefanich, Greg P.; Egelston-Dodd, Judy, Ed.
This proceedings report includes papers presented at a conference on teaching science to students with disabilities. In the first paper, "Family Pedigrees: A Model Lesson Illustrating Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in a Mainstreamed High School Biology Class" (Kathleen Ball and Edward C. Keller, Jr.), strategies are described for including a student with motor/orthopedic disabilities in classroom activities and a model lesson on Mendelian genetics is presented. In the second paper, "Integrating Students with Learning Disabilities into Regular Science Education Classrooms: Recommended Instructional Models and Adaptations" (Katherine Norman and Dana Caseau), the learning styles of students with learning disabilities are explained and different instructional models are described. "A Demonstration Lecture in Physics for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Mainstream Settings: 'The Doppler Effect'" (Harry G. Lang) provides specific strategies and handouts for teaching students with hearing impairments. "Heat Conduction (A Science Lesson for Junior High Students Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing)" by Robert Storm, provides objectives and step-by-step instructions for teaching heat conduction. "Guidelines for Teaching Science to Students Who Are Visually Impaired" (Benjamin Van Wagner) describes specific accommodations and adaptive equipment that teachers can use. Conference participants' suggestions to practicing teachers, a list of conference participants, and conference evaluation information are appended. Each paper contains references. (CR)
Descriptors: Biology, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Genetics, Hearing Impairments, Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities, Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Physical Disabilities, Physics, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Science Association for Persons with Disabilities, Cedar Falls, IA.
Note: For the 1993 conference proceedings, see EC 305 054.