ERIC Number: EJ810540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Learning Alternatives and Strategies for Students Who Are Struggling
Johnston, Don C.
Exceptional Parent, v38 n9 p8-11 Sep 2008
Much of what happens in the learning process focuses on teaching to the average student, but the bell curve has deflated with fewer students in the middle, making the educational dilemma more about "how to connect" with students regardless of diverse abilities and various backgrounds. According to the "Twenty-Fourth Annual Report to Congress" by the U.S. Department of Education, more than 40 percent of the 55 million students attending K-12 public schools are under-performing in literacy. "Reading Next" reports that 70 percent of middle and high school students have problems comprehending what they read and require differentiated instruction to achieve a better success rate. This article takes a closer look at the life of struggling learners and explores strategies to help them reach their optimal learning potential.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Individualized Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Secondary School Students, Access to Education, Learning Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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