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ERIC Number: EJ1212175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of Students' with Disabilities Ability, Instructional Needs, and Difficulties Using Visual Representations to Solve Mathematics Problems
van Garderen, Delinda; Scheuermann, Amy; Poch, Apryl L.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v42 n2 p175-188 May 2019
In this article, we present findings that examined special education teachers' perception of students' with disabilities ability, instructional needs, and difficulties for using visual representations (VRs) as a strategy to solve mathematics problems. In addition, whether these perceptions differed by instructional grade or setting currently teaching was examined. Survey data from 97 in-service teachers revealed, regardless of instructional setting or grade level taught, that they believe students with disabilities have the ability to learn about and use VRs and need to be taught to use VRs. Furthermore, the special education teachers perceived students with disabilities to have difficulty with all aspects related to using VRs in mathematical problem-solving. Implications for teacher training and development are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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