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ERIC Number: EJ765777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Influences of Experiences and Training on Effective Teaching Practices to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners in Schools
Edwards, Cheryl J.; Carr, Sonya; Siegel, Wendy
Education, v126 n3 p580-592 Spr 2006
This article discusses one component of an ongoing project to explore differentiated instruction as an approach for meeting the academic and related needs of a wide array of diverse learners in schools. The project originated with a task force examining the results of the 2001 student teacher exit survey at a regional university's teacher education program. Among the actions identified to enhance teacher candidates' preparation to effectively teach all learners in inclusive classes was a special training program for teacher candidates and teams of elementary school teachers and administrators. Pre- and post-training surveys were completed by program participants. Results of the research evidenced two significant effects of training: the participants' use of differentiated instruction strategies/techniques and their preparation/training for planning and using differentiated instruction strategies/techniques. The findings also demonstrate needs for the next phase of the project: to revise the survey instrument and procedures for its administration and to reach out to a larger and more diverse group of candidates and teachers in future training. (Contains 3 tables and 12 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana