ERIC Number: EJ1057016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Making the Case for Differentiation
Birnie, Billie F.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v88 n2 p62-65 2015
Three misconceptions about differentiated instruction prevent some teachers from using it: it is just another new fad that will fade away; it requires a separate lesson plan for every student; and it is not worth the effort. Examining those ideas through the perspectives of actual teaching experience and sound research proves them to be just what they are: faulty thinking. In clarifying those misconceptions, this article offers numerous examples of successful differentiation and makes the case for its prominent place in every teacher's repertoire.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Misconceptions, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Instructional Effectiveness, Success, Educational Practices
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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