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Making Science Accessible: Strategies to Meet the Needs of a Diverse Student Population

by: Marcia Fetters, Dawn M. Pickard, and Eric Pyle, Marcia Fetters, Dawn M. Pickard, and Eric Pyle
edited by: National Science Teachers Association

Despite the sincere interest of many teachers to address the varying educational needs of their students (Scruggs and Mastropieri 1994), the current emphasis on inclusion remains a source of frustration, misunderstanding, and distrust by some teachers, parents, and students. Many regular educators are ill prepared or supported to accept the challenges of teaching students with special needs. One of the dilemmas that they often face is how to modify these activities so that they are accessible to a wider range of students. This article offers suggestions for modifying favorite activities so that they are accessible to students with hearing, visual, motor, or learning disabilities.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2003Stock # ss03_026_05_26Volume 026Issue 05

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