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ERIC Number: ED513182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 112
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-5594-2
Puppetry as an Instructional Practice for Children with Learning Disabilities: A Case Study
Comer, Unoma Bryant
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This qualitative case study research design investigated puppetry as a holistic constructivist instructional practice for children with learning disabilities that included puppeteers and special education teachers as coresearchers. The purpose of the study was to investigate how puppetry can be an effective instructional practice for children with learning disabilities to promote engagement, participation, and social and emotional well-being with their nondisabled peers. The study was based on data collected from 9 individual interviews, 5 special education teachers, and 4 professional puppeteers. The results of the study indicated the teachers and puppeteers believed that students benefit from the introduction of puppets into the instruction of students with learning disabilities. The coresearchers also indicated that the introduction of puppetry as an instructional practice would result in the children's strong self-awareness and acknowledgment of their disabilities. [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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