ERIC Number: ED448546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Accessing the General Curriculum: Including Students with Disabilities in Standards-Based Reform.
Nolet, Victor; McLaughlin, Margaret J.
This text presents a framework and strategies for ensuring that students with disabilities have access to the general education curriculum. Chapter 1 discusses standards-based reform and the links between standards and curriculum. The three domains of knowledge for ensuring access are also introduced: content knowledge, learning processes, and instructional design and adaptation. Chapter 2 examines what the general education curriculum really is and how it influences what happens day to day in a classroom. Chapter 3 discusses recent research on human learning and the implementations of this research for designing effective instruction. In Chapter 4, assessment strategies are discussed to help teachers know when a student is succeeding in the general curriculum as well as how to monitor progress. The following chapter provides strategies for developing an Individualized Education Program that provides access to the general education curriculum and discusses accommodations and modifications that might be necessary for students with learning problems. The last chapter discusses the contexts that must be created to support access and illustrates how teachers apply these principles and strategies in classrooms in four distinctly different school districts. An appendix provides a list of additional resources for teachers and administrators. (Contains 64 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Access to Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Student Evaluation
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997
IES Cited: ED495725