ERIC Number: ED429047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Deciding What To Teach and How To Teach It: Connecting Students through Curriculum and Instruction.
Castagnera, Elizabeth; Fisher, Douglas; Rodifer, Karen; Sax, Caren
This book is the second in a series designed to provide families and teachers with practical strategies for meeting the diverse needs of all students in the inclusive general education classroom. The book offers a process for responding to three basic premises about effective curriculum and instruction: it is grounded in the general education curriculum, it is delivered to the maximum extent possible in the general education classroom, and it is varied and tailored to the unique needs of each student. The eight sections are (1) "Foreword;" (2) "How to Teach What and What to Teach How;" (3) "Wise Practices in Curriculum and Instruction;" (4) "Where to Begin;" (5) "Essential Features in Creating Inclusive Curriculum;" (6) "Tools for Tailoring Individual Supports: Support Strategies" (Personal Supports, Curriculum Accommodations and Modifications, and Instructional and Assistive Technology) and Planning Documents (Infused Skills Grid and Student Profile); (7) "Real Students, Real Lessons" (Infused Skills Grid Example and Student Profile Example); "Academic Unit Lesson Plans" (Lesson Plans for Math, English, Biology, and World Geography); and "More Accommodations and Modifications for Diverse Needs Students;" and (8) "Concluding Thoughts." An appendix presents an Infused Student Grid, Student Profile, and Academic Unit Lesson Plan. (SM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Needs Students
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: PEAK Parent Center, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO.
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