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ERIC Number: EJ1289347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Curriculum Accommodations in Mathematics Instruction for Adolescents with Mild Intellectual Disability Educated in Inclusive Classrooms
Barr, Frances; Mavropoulou, Sofia
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v68 n2 p270-286 2021
The present study aimed to explore which instructional methods are used in inclusive classrooms for teaching mathematics to students with mild intellectual disability (ID) and whether individualised accommodations can influence their learning. The action research project involved five adolescent participants with mild ID and three maths teachers at an independent secondary school in Australia. A range of qualitative data drawn from semi-structured interviews with all participants, classroom observations and learning support plans was collected over a period of 8 weeks. The analysis of students' voices revealed that, despite their frustration and discouragement in this subject, they can understand and articulate suitable adjustments to enhance their learning in mathematics. Furthermore, it became clear that although teachers had good intentions, heavy time demands hindered their ability to plan effectively and transform their pedagogical approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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