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ERIC Number: ED429381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-338-5
Toward Successful Inclusion of Students with Disabilities: The Architecture of Instruction. Volume 1: An Overview of Materials Adaptations. ERIC/OSEP Mini-Library.
Kame'enui, Edward J.; Simmons, Deborah C.
This book offers guidelines for designing the cognitive supports to instructional materials for students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Chapter 1, an introduction, describes the contexts of change, including the changing demography of learners, which has increased the curricular and instructional complexity that teachers face in general education classrooms. Chapter 2 defines and describes curriculum design as an important and distinctive requirement to provide cognitive access to general education content for students with disabilities. Chapter 3 offers six principles of effective curriculum design in the modification of general education content. These principles stress big ideas, conspicuous strategies, mediated scaffolding, strategic integration, judicious review, and primed background knowledge. Chapter 4 offers a framework for evaluating and adapting general education curriculum materials and applies the six curriculum design principles to a range of general education content, including the areas of beginning reading and writing. (Contains 75 references.) (DB)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589; Tel: 703-620-3660; Tel: 703-264-9446 (TTY); Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site: (Stock No. P5305).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.