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ERIC Number: ED513039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 189
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-9577-1
Enhancing Math Instruction for Korean Special Education Classroom Students Using Design Research to Implement Enhanced Anchored Instruction
Kwon, Jungmin
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
The purpose of this study was to introduce Enhanced Anchored Instruction (EAI) into Korean special education classrooms, research its effectiveness in student achievement and motivation, to find out what kind of adjustment is needed for successful implementation, and analyze the students' and teachers' experiences of using EAI. Enhanced anchored instruction (EAI) is based on the belief that people learn best when the content is meaningful to them. To situate students in such meaningful context, EAI enables students to deal with novel problems so they can become engaged learners and active problem solvers in real life. EAI was administered at two schools which included two special education teachers and 15 students. Design research method was used to find out how to make EAI work in Korean classrooms. Design of instruction was modified after instruction was implemented at one school. The revised design was implemented then at a second school. All students took pre and post test before and after instruction. Interview, observation, and artifact data were also collected and analyzed. Results showed no significant gains after instruction. However, student and teacher interview data revealed that students were able to focus longer, were motivated, and were able to use what they learned in real life. The analysis of data also indicated that teachers were experienced transformation after participation in study. Several ways to change EAI design to better fit into Korean classrooms were suggested. Implications for instruction and suggestions for future research were provided. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea