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EFFECTIVE CONTENT-AREA INSTRUCTION FOR ALL STUDENTS

Research in Secondary Schools

ISBN: 978-0-76231-107-1, eISBN: 978-1-84950-270-2

ISSN: 0735-004X

Publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

A bridge to span the gap between the challenges of science literacy for all students and the complexities of student diversity is Content Enhancement – instruction that responds to the needs of students of diverse abilities while maintaining content integrity by focusing on the critical information that all students need to know. In Content Enhancement, the teacher helps students learn by organizing information, providing explicit instruction when necessary, and assuring that students are active partners with the teacher and other students in the construction of knowledge. Graphic organizers and instructional sequences have been developed to help teachers organize information at the course, unit and lesson levels; learn to answer large, difficult questions with ideas that can be generalized to other settings; explore and manipulate knowledge by developing analogies and comparisons; and respond to assessments.

Citation

Bulgren, J. (2004), "EFFECTIVE CONTENT-AREA INSTRUCTION FOR ALL STUDENTS", Scruggs, T.E. and Mastropieri, M.A. (Ed.) Research in Secondary Schools (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 147-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0735-004X(04)17006-7

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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