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ERIC Number: EJ814520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Meeting the Needs of the Special Learner in Science
Irving, Marilyn M.; Nti, Mildred; Johnson, Wilfred
International Journal of Special Education, v22 n3 p109-118 2007
One-hundred-and-twenty secondary science teachers responded to a survey entitled "Teaching Science to Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings" to assess their knowledge and preparation in working with students with special needs in the science classroom. The authors focused on the following questions (1) How can a secondary science teacher with no training in the area of students with needs adjust his/her teaching strategies? (2) What resources can the secondary science teacher utilize to teach students with special needs? And (3) What does the secondary science teacher need to do, to better meet the needs of special learners? The authors discuss methodologies that can be used to assist science teachers in effectively teaching students with special needs. The researchers propose effective practices to help teachers to help students with special needs achieve and become interested in science. A qualitative and quantitative research design was used to analyze the data. Results of the survey revealed that, one hundred percent (120) of the teachers surveyed needed support on various instructional methodologies to be more effective in teaching science to special learners. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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