ERIC Number: ED424088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Teaching Science in Content Areas to Students with Special Needs.
Richardson, Rita Coombs; Norman, Katherine
This paper provides information on teaching science to students with special needs. The focus is placed on students with learning disabilities who may behave inappropriately due to frustration about their academic deficits. This perception is often brought about by a predominant mode of instruction in schools which is text-driven, teacher-centered, and conveyed through visual and auditory channels. A discussion of the role of an integrated curriculum in meeting the needs of students with disabilities is included, and thematic unit development is explained with a specific example provided. The example contains a butterfly and insect module developed in three ability levels that integrates skills in research sequence, prediction, comprehension, sequencing, vocabulary, summarizing, editing, spelling, dictionary skills, and punctuation. (DDR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Consortium for Research in Science and Math Education (Port of Spain, Trinidad, February 25-28, 1998).