ERIC Number: ED433647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
The Inclusive Classroom: Mathematics and Science Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities. It's Just Good Teaching.
The first in a series of guides on the inclusive classroom that offers teachers research-based instructional strategies with real-life examples from Northwest classrooms, this publication focuses on the educational needs of students with learning disabilities in inclusive classrooms. It highlights methods for teaching mathematics and science, and suggests ways to foster collaborative relationships with special education teachers and families of students with learning disabilities. These strategies are drawn from key principles in standards-based reform, inclusion, special education, and multicultural education. Specific sections address: (1) the definition of a learning disability; (2) inclusion and education reform; (3) cultural diversity and the inclusive classroom; and the use of cooperative learning, peer tutors, assessment, special education teachers, and family involvement; (4) science instructional strategies, including inquiry-based science, structured inquiry, vocabulary acquisition, and mnemonics; (5) structured inquiry in an inclusive classroom; (6) mathematics instructional strategies, including problem solving by working backward, simplifying and reducing, recognizing patterns, drawing and modeling, making tables or graphs, acting it out, simulating, and using calculators and computers; and (7) textbook adaptations, including using study guides, graphic organizers, and computerized information organizers. A list of resource organizations is included. (Contains 59 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Inquiry, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Mnemonics, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Peer Teaching, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Theory Practice Relationship
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S. W. Main St., Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204; Tel: 503-275-9500.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab, Portland, OR. Mathematics and Science Education Center.