ERIC Number: EJ875552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities: Constructivism or Behaviorism?
Steele, Marcee M.
Current Issues in Education, v8 n10 2005
There is much controversy concerning the use of constructivist and behaviorist principles for teaching children with learning disabilities. Although many educators support the use of one paradigm exclusively, the author recommends combining ideas from both perspectives for the most effective instruction. This article includes a brief discussion of learning disabilities, a summary of key constructivist and behaviorist principles and their impact on students with learning disabilities, and a list of recommendations for practice in the classroom.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Inclusive Schools, Academic Achievement, Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Universities
Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Deans Office, P.O. Box 870211 Payne 108, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-3306; Fax: 480-965-6231; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cie.asu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A