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ERIC Number: EJ804512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Cognitive Apprenticeship into the Discipline: Helping Students with Disabilities Think and Act Like Historians
Bouck, Emily C.; Okolo, Cynthia M.; Englert, Carol Sue; Heutsche, Anne
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v6 n2 p21-40 2008
This study explored the apprenticeship of students with high-incidence disabilities into the discipline of history through mediation of a web-based instructional environment, the Virtual History Museum (VHM). Thirteen students with high-incidence disabilities spread across two co-taught classrooms participated. They engaged in two units of American history within the VHM. Students' written responses, interviews, and classroom discussions revealed their emerging understanding of multiple perspectives and apprenticeship into the role of historians. Specifically, the students were able to see and accurately represent multiple perspectives about controversial figures in history, as well as take a position and support their position with a rationale. (Contains 5 figures and 2 footnotes.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan