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ERIC Number: EJ1090536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
A Conceptual Approach to Teaching Mathematics to Students with Intellectual Disability
Göransson, Kerstin; Hellblom-Thibblin, Tina; Axdorph, Eva
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v60 n2 p182-200 2016
Swedish compulsory school for students with intellectual disability (ID) has been criticized for focusing on care and not presenting the students with enough knowledge-related challenges. The purpose of this study is to investigate how a conceptually-based mathematics curriculum can be interpreted and constructed for students with ID. A total of 18 mathematics lessons in 6 classes for students with ID were filmed, and the teachers were interviewed in connection with the lessons. A qualitative content analysis approach was used to identify aspects of mathematical competency content and to analyze the teaching. Three major groups of teaching strategies are identified: pedagogical mathematics activities, focusing on students' perceptions of mathematical content, and encouraging dialogue between students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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