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ERIC Number: ED409671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Children at High-Risk for Mild Intellectual Disability in Regular Classrooms: Six New Zealand Case-Studies.
Lloyd, Claire; And Others
This report presents case studies of six children (ages 9-10) at high risk for mild intellectual disability who were attending six different regular education primary schools in the greater Auckland, New Zealand, metropolitan area. The children were experiencing major academic difficulties and had made limited academic progress in the 6- to 7-month period prior to the study. Each of the six subjects were observed in the classroom and in the playground for an entire school day and during a two-hour second visit. A continuous record was kept of all classroom and playground academic activities/interactions, together with details of academic work undertaken. Each of the students in the subjects' classes (including the subjects) was administered a sociometric peer-rating scale and interviews were held with the subjects, their teachers/teacher-aides, and their parents. Results indicate that while the teachers in each of the classrooms were aware of the children's special educational needs and had attempted to modify their programs to provide individualized instruction, none of the children were receiving an educational program that appeared to come anywhere near to accommodating their perceived special educational needs. All six children were making poor academic progress and five were poorly accepted socially by their classmates. (Contains 16 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand