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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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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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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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Kurz, Kim B.; Schick, Brenda; Hauser, Peter C. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2015
This research study compared learning of 6-9th grade deaf students under two modes of educational delivery--interpreted vs. direct instruction using science lessons. Nineteen deaf students participated in the study in which they were taught six science lessons in American Sign Language. In one condition, the lessons were taught by a hearing…
Descriptors: Deafness, Direct Instruction, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Staples, Kimberly A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
Within middle school classrooms a diverse body of students require specialized instruction and science teachers with unique abilities to implement a reform-based science curriculum. To achieve the goal of success for all, students who are English language leaners and with exceptionalities, such as learning disabilities, and emotional and…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Science Instruction, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities