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Goldenberg, Claude – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This article reviews findings from research and practice in school reform, with a special focus on literacy outcomes in schools with students at risk. It describes videotape excerpts that illustrate the "Getting Results Model." This model involves four key change factors: goals, indicators, assistance from others, and leadership. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
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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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Borkowski, John G.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
A literature-based model of good information processing is sketched describing how metacognitive knowledge influences strategy selection and use. Three problems for learning-disabled students in using study strategies productively are discussed: neurological impairments; deficiencies in general world knowledge; and negative beliefs, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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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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Bos, Candace S.; Anders, Patricia L. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
The Interactive Teaching Project was designed to test an instructional model to help students with learning disabilities comprehend content area concepts. This paper describes the theoretical model and the effective interactive teaching and learning strategies used, including semantic feature analysis, semantic mapping, and semantic/syntactic…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Content Area Reading