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Taylor, Jonte C.; Tseng, Ching-mei; Murillo, Angelique; Therrien, William; Hand, Brian – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
The increased emphasis on STEM related careers and the use of science in everyday life makes learning science content and concepts critical for all students especially for those with disabilities. As suggested by the National Resource Council (2012), more emphasis is being placed on being able to critically think about science concepts in and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Inquiry, Disabilities
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Hand, Brian; Norton-Meier, Lori A.; Gunel, Murat; Akkus, Recai – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
How can classrooms become communities of inquiry that connect intellectually challenging science content with language-based activities (opportunities to talk, listen, read, and write) especially in settings with diverse populations? This question guided a 3-year mixed-methods research study using the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Mixed Methods Research, Science Instruction
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Taylor, Jonte C.; Therrien, William J.; Kaldenberg, Erica; Watt, Sarah; Chanlen, Niphon; Hand, Brian – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
Poor science achievement has been an educational issue for a number of years. Students with disabilities have traditionally fared worse. Research suggests that students with disabilities may respond better to instruction using an inquiry-based approach vs. traditional textbook instruction when measuring science achievement on standardized…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Disabilities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods