ERIC Number: ED406793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Special Needs in the Classroom: Teacher Education Resource Pack. Student Materials.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This set of training materials is part of a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) project to help schools and teachers throughout the world respond to pupils with special needs. Four modules comprise the materials, which are designed to be appropriate as part of preservice training, an inservice workshop, or a school-based staff development program. Module 1, "An Introduction to Special Needs in the Classroom," covers principles of effective instruction and self-evaluation by the participant. Module 2, "Special Needs: Definitions and Responses," has units on defining special needs, the school role, inclusive schools, disabilities, attitudes to disability, perspectives on disability, integration, and needs of teachers. Module 3, titled "Towards Effective Schools for All," contains units on assessing and recording progress, making learning meaningful, changing practices, classroom factors, cooperative learning, structuring group activities, reading, and problem solving. The final Module, "Help and Support," covers the social climate of the classroom, problem behavior, peer tutoring, partnership teaching, sharing classrooms, the parent teacher relationship, community involvement, and cooperation with external agencies. Each module begins with study material to be read by course participants and then presents a variety of suggested activity units, usually involving active learning and group work. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Definitions, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Processes, Mainstreaming, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).