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ERIC Number: EJ903894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Accomplishing New Literate Practices: Students with Disabilities Rewrite the Story
Pickering, Cherie
International Education Journal, v5 n5 p137-141 2005
This paper relates a teacher's story about a classroom-based research project undertaken with a Year 3 to 7 Special Area Resource class, located in a Mainstream Primary School in the south west of Adelaide. The class consisted of 11 students verified as students with disabilities under the DECS disability criteria. The students' age range (from 8 to 13 years), variations in physical growth and development, different experiences, intellectual abilities and disabilities make co-teaching this group a challenging undertaking. Another difficulty faced involved establishing a sense of cohesion amongst this group who are taxied daily to and from the class from a number of suburbs. Despite these differences, the students shared an interest in popular culture. This opened an opportunity to engage them in the literacy work of the classroom through the use of media along with information and communication technologies (ICTs).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia