ERIC Number: ED420940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Curriculum Development in Teaching Science to Students with Disabilities.
Stefanich, Greg P.
This brief paper describes a project, the Curriculum Development in Teaching Science to Students with Disabilities Project, which provides training to teachers and teacher educators. Participants receive information on teacher education, methods, materials/programs, organizations, media resources, evaluation/assessment alternatives, World Wide Web sites, scientists and engineers with disabilities, management strategies, and service agencies. Disability areas addressed in the workshops include motor/orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders, developmental delays, behavior disorders, speech language disorders, autism, deaf/blind, acquired brain injury, other health impairments, and multi-categorical impairments. Five approaches for instructional delivery are covered: (1) explicit teaching, (2) mastery teaching, (3) inquiry teaching, (4) learning cycle or guided discovery, and (5) exploratory learning. The project is being disseminated via pre-conference workshops at major professional meetings and development of support systems for local replication of the project's objectives. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Teacher Educator Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Workshops, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the CSUN 1998 Conference (Los Angeles, CA, March 1998).