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Rizzo, Karen L.; Taylor, Jonte C. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2016
In comparison to the past, more students with disabilities are being included in the general education classroom for science instruction. Though inquiry-based instruction has not shown to be an effective practice for students with disabilities, it is vastly becoming the dominant practice in science education. The purpose of this review is to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Science Achievement, Disabilities
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Andersen, Lori; Nash, Brooke – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2016
The publication of A Framework for K-12 Science Education (National Research Council, 2012) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) have created a need for new alternate content standards and alternate assessments in science that are linked to the new general education science standards. This article describes how a…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Access to Education, Science Education, Alternative Assessment
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Farrand, Kathleen; Wild, Tiffany A.; Hilson, Margilee P. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2016
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine students' self-efficacy level prior to participation and after participation in an inquiry-based science camp to determine if self-efficacy levels changed as a result of participation. A validated instrument, the 30 item Morgan-Jinks Student Self-Efficacy Scale (MJSES) (Jinks & Morgan, 1996) was…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Summer Programs
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Supalo, Cary A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
The article is an invited presentation given by Dr. Cary A. Supalo to the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois annual state convention that was held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, October 28, 2011. The remarks were slightly modified for the "Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities."
Descriptors: Science Education, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Hands on Science
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Taylor, Jonte C.; Therrien, William J.; Kaldenberg, Erica; Watt, Sarah; Chanlen, Niphon; Hand, Brian – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
Poor science achievement has been an educational issue for a number of years. Students with disabilities have traditionally fared worse. Research suggests that students with disabilities may respond better to instruction using an inquiry-based approach vs. traditional textbook instruction when measuring science achievement on standardized…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Disabilities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods