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ERIC Number: EJ1135477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
Universal Design for Learning in Pre-K to Grade 12 Classrooms: A Systematic Review of Research
Ok, Min Wook; Rao, Kavita; Bryant, Brian R.; McDougall, Dennis
Exceptionality, v25 n2 p116-138 2017
Some researchers have characterized Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a promising framework to provide diverse students with access to the general education curriculum, but to what extent and how have UDL-based interventions fulfilled that promise? The purpose of this review was to analyze studies that investigated impacts of UDL-based instruction on academic and social outcomes for pre-K to grade 12 students. For the 13 studies that qualified for our review, we analyzed how researchers applied UDL principles as well as outcomes and efficacy of UDL-based interventions. Results of this analysis suggest that overall, UDL-based instruction has the potential to increase engagement and access to general education curriculum for students with disabilities, and improve students' academic and social outcomes. However, we found mixed results; the efficacy of UDL-based interventions varied considerably within and across many studies, with effect sizes ranging from small to large. In addition, we found that although authors noted that their interventions were UDL-based, there was considerable variance in how authors reported connections between specific UDL guidelines and components of their interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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