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Ferreira González, Laura; Hennemann, Thomas; Schlüter, Kirsten – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
Inclusive education requires that teachers not only teach academic knowledge and skills, but also consider the individual needs of all pupils, especially with respect to their social-emotional status. All teachers (including science and biology teachers) have to promote the wellbeing of their pupils by helping them develop social-emotional skills.…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Inclusion
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Koehler, Karen E.; Wild, Tiffany A.; Tikkun, Sean – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
This article presents the results of a study on the use of 3-D printed models in a science classroom for students with visual impairments and examines whether the use of these models impacts student conceptual understanding and misconceptions related to geosciences concepts, specifically plate tectonics. Data were collected one week prior to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Visual Impairments, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Slemrod, Tal; Leah Wood; Hart, Shelley; Coleman, William – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
This article provides a step-by-step guide for the organization and development of science lessons and units, to support the academic and behavioral performance of secondary students with challenges with related disabilities. This clinical practice guide provides a process for curriculum development for students with emotional or behavior…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Emotional Disturbances
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Isaacson, Mick D.; Supalo, Cary; Michaels, Michelle; Roth, Alan – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2016
This study examined the potential relationship of accessible hands-on science learning experiences to the development of positive beliefs concerning one's capacity to function in the sciences and motivation to consider science as a college major and career. Findings from Likert survey items given before and after engaging in accessible hands-on…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Hands on Science, Self Esteem, Motivation
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Isaacson, Mick D.; Michaels, Michelle – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2015
Ambiguity in speech is a possible barrier to the acquisition of knowledge for students who have print disabilities (such as blindness, visual impairments, and some specific learning disabilities) and rely on auditory input for learning. Chemistry appears to have considerable potential for being spoken ambiguously and may be a barrier to accessing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blindness
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Kahn, Sami; Feldman, Allan; Cooke, Michele L. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) persons are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One of the major barriers to STEM careers is DHH students' extremely low college graduation rates. While social and literacy barriers play a critical role in this phenomenon, student autonomy has also been cited as…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Hearing Impairments, STEM Education
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Heater, Mary Jane; Howard, Lori A.; Linz, Ed – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
Many students are challenged when tasked to complete a word problem. While they may know the procedural steps to solve an equation, translating a word problem into an appropriate equation and producing a solution may often cause students to become confused or unwilling to try. This article provides a potential solution for teachers by discussing…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mnemonics, Equations (Mathematics)
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Supalo, Cary A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
Entry into science education for students with blindness or low vision can present economic and technological barriers to access. This manuscript discusses funding hands-on student experiences in middle school, high school, and post-secondary education. Further, the use of access technologies recently developed for science education is also…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Barriers, Access to Education
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Supalo, Cary A.; Mallouk, Thomas E.; Amorosi, Christeallia; Rankel, Lillian; Wohlers, H. David; Roth, Alan; Greenberg, Andrew – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
A number of tools and techniques have been developed to assist students with blindness and visual impairment who are studying in secondary and post-secondary science laboratories. Commercial electronic probes and their associated software packages allow real-time viewing and collection of data using a personal computer; however, until now, these…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction