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Margolis, Howard; Freund, Lisa A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1991
This paper discusses research on cooperative learning, shows how it can help meet student needs in heterogeneous classes, addresses how to overcome potential problems, and offers implementation guidelines. It also provides a framework for initiating cooperative learning in ways that reduce or eliminate resistance. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Heterogeneous Grouping
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Deshler, Donald D.; Lenz, B. Keith – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
The strategies instructional approach developed at the University of Kansas Institute for Research in Learning Disabilities is described. The approach teaches students strategies in the academic, social, motivational, and executive functioning areas that will enable students to meet content learning demands and modifies instructional environments…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
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Conway, Robert N. F.; Ashman, Adrian F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
Problems are identified in adapting findings of laboratory-based cognitive instruction to mainstream classes. A metacognitive instruction model called Process-based Instruction (PBI) is then described. PBI recognizes the importance of interactions between student, teacher, and curriculum content and involves assessment, orientation, strategy…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Strategies
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Sugden, David A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
Under the National Curriculum in the United Kingdom, children with learning difficulties will need to use transfer skills for various cross-curricular themes. To promote transfer, the use of cognitive strategies is recommended, including perceived similarity, analysis of the learning context, expert scaffolding, and detailed planning of practice…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries