ERIC Number: ED471220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Whole Class Strategies for Reading Instruction and Students with Disabilities: A Policy Forum Meeting Proceedings (Shirlington, VA, February 27-28, 2002).
Linehan, Patrice; Markowitz, Joy
This document presents the proceedings of a February 2002 policy forum on whole class reading strategies for students with disabilities. The forum was convened in conjunction with the last of three satellite teleconferences on reading instruction. The forum focused on identifying challenges of using whole class strategies with students with disabilities as well as what facilitates use of these strategies. The proceedings first provide information on the background and purpose of the meeting, the forum preparation, the forum process, and a summary of the discussion immediately following the teleconference broadcast. Identified challenges to the use of whole class reading strategies with this population are grouped into those related to instruction, to personnel, to general education support and communication, and to student/family/caregiver background. Identified facilitators for strategy use are grouped into those concerned with instruction and assessment, personnel, general education support and communication, family and community, and other. Seventeen recommendations are offered for either the national/federal level, state or local levels, or research needs. Appended are a participant list and the forum agenda. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Large Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Research Needs, State Standards, Teaching Methods
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Project FORUM, 1800 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808. For full text: http://www.nasdse.org/forum.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Cover title varies. Prepared by Project FORUM.