ERIC Number: ED404774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Label-Free Learning: Supporting Learners with Disabilities.
Keefe, Charlotte Hendrick
This book explains the whole language philosophy of learning to read and how it can be applied in special education classrooms to assist students with learning disabilities. Chapters address: (1) an overview of the whole language approach; (2) examples of how special education teachers use whole language to teach children with learning disabilities; (3) suggestions on how to create a child-centered classroom; (4) the role of the teacher in a whole language classroom; (5) examples of democratic classrooms; (6) assessment procedures that are compatible with a whole language philosophy and how assessment data can be used to respond to individual needs; (7) examples of different strategies teachers use to teach students with learning disabilities reading and writing; (8) literacy development in students with disabilities and how to foster self-directed learners; (9) how teachers develop learner-centered curriculums and how to move toward an inclusive environment; and (10) one teacher's move to the whole language approach. An appendix includes a summary of selected research. (Contains over 200 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Special Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
Stenhouse Publishers, 226 York Street, York, ME 03909 ($19.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A