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ERIC Number: EJ907203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
A Qualitative Study of Teacher Perceptions on Using an Explicit Instruction Curriculum to Teach Early Reading Skills to Students with Significant Developmental Disabilities
Taylor, D. Bruce; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Flowers, Claudia
Reading Psychology, v31 n6 p524-545 2010
This study examines teachers' perceptions about a structured literacy curriculum that uses explicit instruction and teacher script combined with instructional practices common in special education such as time delay, error correction, and prompting strategies. The main research question addressed by this study was "What are the perceptions and beliefs of teachers of students with significant developmental disabilities about the effects of using an explicit reading instruction curriculum?" Three themes or key findings emerged from our analysis of the data regarding teachers' perceptions of such curricula. These themes suggest that these teachers believe that a structured literacy curriculum has a positive impact on student learning, teacher effectiveness, and teacher self-efficacy. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A