ERIC Number: EJ1064180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 17
Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students with EBD in Inclusive Science Classrooms
Watt, Sarah J.; Therrien, William J.; Kaldenberg, Erica R.
Beyond Behavior, v23 n2 p14-19 Win 2014
This article reports that for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), difficulties in core academic skills may play a large role in student success or failure in science. Why? Comprehending science texts can be particularly problematic with their complex and often unknown vocabulary words. Another problem identified as an achievement challenge are behavioral issues, such as off-task (e.g., talking to a peer instead of listening to directions) issues, because science lessons tend to be hands-on inquiry and less structured. This article offers a solution by use of inquiry-based or hands-on instruction, along with peer assisted learning, within the science classroom to enhance the knowledge and retention of science content among students with EBD. A case study that provides detailed descriptions of how to implement these approaches within the classroom or school is presented.
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Science Instruction, Inclusion, Student Needs, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Peer Teaching, Inquiry, Hands on Science, Case Studies
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site: http://www.ccbd.net/publication/behavioraldisorders
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A