Blueprint for the Responsive Classroom

Sobel, Donna M.; Taylor, Sheryl V.
May 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;May/Jun2006, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p28
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the need for a responsive classroom as an instructional strategy for exceptional children in the United States. Teachers for general and special education have to face the challenge of teaching in many ways. Most of the time they have to deviate from the traditional methods, which they usually use for training. The learners are oftentimes unfamiliar to the teachers and teaching in a particular way in the classroom contexts are also outside their experiential realm. Because of all these reasons and the trend of current student demographic profile there is a need for broad restructuring of school and university partnerships to address the needs of students. These efforts include the need for highly qualified teachers. They should be skilled in teaching students, who are from a multicultural, pluralistic and democratic society. It is the responsibility of the teachers to affirm the students for the dynamic abilities, cultures, languages and backgrounds they bring to the classroom, which make it a responsive one.


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