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Ferretti, Ralph P.; MacArthur, Charles D.; Okolo, Cynthia M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
A review of research on teaching students with learning disabilities about history first identifies principles of effective instruction (e.g., instruction that is direct, explicit and visible) and then reports on the development and evaluation of an 8-week unit on immigration for students working cooperatively in heterogeneous groups. Evaluation…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Heterogeneous Grouping, History, Immigration
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Dohrn, Elizabeth; Bryan, Tanis – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1994
Students with learning disabilities tend to hold an external locus of control for success but an internal locus of control for failure. Attribution feedback, combined with particular task strategies, can lead children to persist longer, acquire adaptive attributions, and make greater academic achievement gains. Attribution instruction can be…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attribution Theory, Behavior Change, Elementary Secondary Education