ERIC Number: EJ1138127
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Publication Date: 2017-Apr
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UDL: A Blueprint for Learning Success
Salend, Spencer J.; Whittaker, Catharine R.
Educational Leadership, v74 n7 p59-63 Apr 2017
In architecture, the principle of universal design means that buildings, products, and services are designed so that all individuals can use them. For example, a ramp represents a universal design that provides access for a variety of individuals who find stairs to be a barrier--not only people who use wheelchairs, but also people pushing strollers and people delivering furniture. In this article, the authors explain how teachers can act as educational architects, designing instruction that is accessible to all students. The authors offer a seven-step pedagogical model for developing Universal Design for Learning instructional blueprints. By serving as educational architects who use University Design for Learning, educators can acknowledge their students' learning differences and build student success.
Descriptors: Access to Education, Academic Achievement, Building Design, Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, Architecture
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