ERIC Number: EJ530719
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Challenges of Instructional Scaffolding: The Challenges of Instruction That Supports Student Thinking.
Pressley, Michael; And Others
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, v11 n3 p138-46 Sum 1996
The constructivist educational theory of instructional scaffolding, where a teacher provides support to students on an as-needed basis and decreases support as the student's competence grows, is evaluated. Scaffolding is seen as being only one part of effective instruction for students with learning or other disabilities. Limitations to the approach are discussed, including the diverse causes of academic difficulties. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Note: Special issue: Constructivism and Students with Special Needs: Issues in the Classroom.