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Nowacek, E. Jane; Blanton, Linda P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1996
A study examined whether instruction in collaborative skills and learning characteristics of students with mild disabilities (MD) would influence 17 preservice elementary education teachers' attitudes toward students with MD, knowledge of learning characteristics, and their instructional planning. Results found differences in instructional…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Instructional Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Ellis, Edwin S.; Sabornie, Edward J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1990
Thirteen content-area teachers of mildly disabled adolescents rated six cognitive strategy-based adaptive teaching procedures for facilitating content mastery. The teachers rated the strategies' familiarity, value, use, assistance needed to routinely implement, and reasonableness of being expected to implement. The teachers highly valued and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Learning Strategies, Mild Disabilities, Secondary Education
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Rieth, Herbert; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1988
This study of the instructional ecology of 52 high school resource room programs for mildly handicapped students found that teachers instructed in a wide variety of content areas and had high student engagement rates. Instructional practices generally associated with high achievement were not typically employed. Implications for teacher training…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jones, Eric D.; Krouse, James P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1988
Student teachers (N=21) in elementary classrooms for mildly handicapped learners were randomly assigned to training and supervision in either databased problem-solving instructional approaches or conventional treatments. Teachers in the databased condition had significantly greater effects on reading achievement and off-task behavior control. No…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Education, Higher Education