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ERIC Number: EJ874393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Collaborative Preteaching of Students at Risk for Academic Failure
Munk, JoAnn H.; Gibb, Gordon S.; Caldarella, Paul
Intervention in School and Clinic, v45 n3 p177-185 2010
Effective learners develop strategies to help them listen, understand, record, and study new information as presented by lecture, demonstration, or discussion. Students with learning disabilities often lack one or more of these skills. They may have difficulty processing oral or visual presentations, taking notes on important points, remembering new information, or preparing for and taking tests. This presents a difficulty for general education teachers as they endeavor to accommodate the needs of students with learning disabilities while still addressing the required curriculum. This article provides an example of collaborative preteaching between general and special education teachers to increase the academic performance of students with learning disabilities. Preteaching is one instructional strategy that builds background knowledge and therefore helps students with learning disabilities better understand the general education content. Preteaching is defined in this article as providing students with advanced introduction of key terms, facts, or concepts before those terms, facts, or concepts are introduced in the general education classroom. It provides a framework on which a student can build new knowledge during subsequent learning experiences. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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