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ERIC Number: EJ814495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Experiences of Kindergarten Teachers Implementing Instructional Practices for Diverse Learners
Hughes, Marie Tejero; Valle-Riestra, Diana Martinez
International Journal of Special Education, v22 n2 p119-128 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine what instructional practices that enhance outcomes for diverse learners do kindergarten teachers see as desirable and feasible to implement and which do they report implementing in their general education classroom. Ninety-five kindergarten teachers were asked about their perceptions and use of instructional practices. A subgroup of 18 teachers also participated in a follow-up interview. Teachers rated the desirability of all practices high indicating their awareness and the importance of each. The most desirable practices reported by teachers primarily focused on practices surrounding the social-emotional domain of students. Although teachers rated the ease of doing most of the practices relatively high, this rating was lower in all cases from the desirability rating. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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