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ERIC Number: EJ995752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Improved Lesson Planning with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Courey, Susan Joan; Tappe, Phyllis; Siker, Jody; LePage, Pam
Teacher Education and Special Education, v36 n1 p7-27 Feb 2013
Efficient lesson planning with universal design for learning (UDL) enables teachers to more effectively meet students' individual needs. In this study, a comparison of lesson plans by teacher candidates in a teacher preparation program before and after UDL training is presented. After training, teachers (n = 45) incorporated more differentiated options and varied teacher strategies based on UDL principles into their lesson plans, so that the content was more accessible to all students. A variety of changes and options was examined, and examples of commonly occurring choices selected by the teacher candidates were provided. The improved multiplicity of options in lesson planning demonstrates a better understanding of UDL principles; however, teachers need more experience in actually implementing the UDL principles in their classrooms. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California