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ERIC Number: EJ787917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Differentiating Instruction in Response to Student Readiness, Interest, and Learning Profile in Academically Diverse Classrooms: A Review of Literature
Tomlinson, Carol Ann; Brighton, Catherine; Hertberg, Holly; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Brimijoin, Kay; Conover, Lynda A.; Reynolds, Timothy
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v27 n2-3 p119-145 Win 2003
Both the current school reform and standards movements call for enhanced quality of instruction for all learners. Recent emphases on heterogeneity, special education inclusion, and reduction in out-of-class services for gifted learners, combined with escalations in cultural diversity in classrooms, make the challenge of serving academically diverse learners in regular classrooms seem an inevitable part of a teacher's role. Nonetheless, indications are that most teachers make few proactive modifications based on learner variance. This review of literature examines a need for "differentiated" or academically responsive instruction. It provides support in theory and research for differentiating instruction based on a model of addressing student readiness, interest, and learning profile for a broad range of learners in mixed-ability classroom settings.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)