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ERIC Number: EJ1008516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Understanding STEM Education and Supporting Students through Universal Design for Learning
Basham, James D.; Marino, Matthew T.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n4 p8-15 Mar-Apr 2013
Despite an increased national focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction, students with high incidence disabilities continue to struggle with STEM content at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. As a result, very few students with disabilities pursue STEM careers. This article provides K-12 special education and general education teachers with fundamental information about the current STEM education initiative. It describes how the Universal Design for Learning framework can be utilized to engage students and increase the accessibility of STEM curricular materials. The article includes instruction and assessment strategies that can be used across a wide range of learners. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A