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ERIC Number: EJ776722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Methods and Strategies: Science Success for Students with Special Needs
Steele, Marcee M.
Science and Children, v45 n2 p48-51 Oct 2007
Recent special education legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) emphasizes the placement of students with mild disabilities in the general education classroom. Therefore, students with learning, behavior, and communicating disorders will typically be learning science from classroom teachers rather than in separate special education classes. They will be required to pass the same standardized science tests as the children without disabilities; however, many of their characteristics interfere with success in science. This article highlights instructional, study, and test-taking strategies useful in preparing all students, but particularly students with mild learning challenges, for success in science class and hopefully on high-stakes tests as well. (Contains 12 resources.)
National Science Teachers Association. 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782; Fax: 703-243-3924; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act