TITLE

Big Ideas About Teaching Big Ideas

AUTHOR(S)
Ellis, Edwin; Farmer, Theresa; Newman, Jane
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Teaching Exceptional Children;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on four strategies for enabling students to understand big ideas about the world. In theory, empirical evidence provides reliable data that should form the basis of one's beliefs and decisions about what to do and how to teach students with and without disabilities. However, the relative influence of research is minor when compared to the power of long-held social beliefs and the political rhetoric of the moment. To make the curriculum more accessible for students with disabilities, accommodations should be one of the first things teachers should do because the expectations for learning are maintained.
ACCESSION #
18367490

 

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