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Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

Length: 6+ Hours

Discipline: Education

Level: Introductory (majors)

Author: Eisenman, Laura

“Students who have special education needs spend much of their instructional time in general education classrooms. General education teachers at the secondary level must be prepared to teach academically diverse classes. Students in this course worked through a series of problem-based learning exercises framed by four questions:
1. Who are adolescents with exceptional learning needs?
2. Which instructional principles and practices should teachers employ in academically diverse classrooms?
3. How can classroom and school communities be shaped to support the success of adolescents with exceptional learning needs?
4. How do historical, legal and values frameworks influence educational decisions regarding delivery of services and supports to exceptional adolescents?”

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