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Koehler, Karen E.; Wild, Tiffany A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
Science is a core curricular area of instruction for all students and the federal mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) and No Child Left Behind (2001) require that students with disabilities are educated in the least restrictive environment and have access to general education science content, based upon rigorous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Access to 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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Taylor, Jonte C.; Tseng, Ching-mei; Murillo, Angelique; Therrien, William; Hand, Brian – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
The increased emphasis on STEM related careers and the use of science in everyday life makes learning science content and concepts critical for all students especially for those with disabilities. As suggested by the National Resource Council (2012), more emphasis is being placed on being able to critically think about science concepts in and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Inquiry, Disabilities
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Kahn, Sami; Pigman, Ryan; Ottley, Jennifer – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017
Early childhood educators teach science to all students, including students with disabilities. Strategies for accommodating students with disabilities in science, including familiarity with equitable frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) are therefore a critical aspect of early childhood teacher candidates' pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Process Skills, Science Education, Special Education
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Papasalouros, Andreas; Tsolomitis, Antonis – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017
The TeX/LaTeX typesetting system is the most wide-spread system for creating documents in Mathematics and Science. However, no reliable tool exists to this day for automatically transcribing documents from the above formats into Braille/Nemeth code. Thus, visually impaired students of related fields do not have access to the bulk of study material…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Braille, Tactile Adaptation
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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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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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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
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Wild, Tiffany A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
This study examines two classroom teachers' of students with visual impairments perceptions of middle school students with visual impairments learning of seasonal change and the teaching methods used in their classrooms. These perceptions were compared to data that documented student learning of the science content of seasonal change. The first…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Isaacson, Mick; Schleppenbach, Dave; Lloyd, Lyle L. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2011
Individuals with print disabilities have difficulty processing information through visual means and rely heavily on spoken input. Mathematics and fields that have a heavy emphasis on mathematics are difficult for these individuals because of ambiguity inherent in typical everyday spoken renderings of mathematical expressions. MathSpeak is a set of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Access to Education, Disabilities, Visual Impairments
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Langley-Turnbaugh, S. J.; Wilson, G.; Lovewell, L. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2009
This paper evaluates the accessibility of selected field and laboratory high school science activities, and provides suggestions for increasing accessibility for students with disabilities. We focused on GLOBE (Global Learning Observations to Benefit the Environment) protocols, specifically the new Seasons and Biomes investigation currently being…
Descriptors: Science Education, Access to Education, Science Laboratories, High School Students
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Burgstahler, Sheryl; Chang, Chuan – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
This article reports the results of a retrospective survey of participants in an exemplary transition program for college-bound youth with disabilities. The study compared how male and female participants perceived changes in themselves in the areas of academic skills, social skills, Internet skills, levels of preparation for college and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Value Judgment