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Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 1 Unit 4 – Chapter 6 PROMOTING.

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1 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 1 Unit 4 – Chapter 6 PROMOTING SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE

2 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 2 Social Problems in the Classroom Lack of accurate information about special needs can create fear and prejudice. Characteristics that may cause problems are: Failure to conform Poor social or language skills Different appearance or actions Apprehensiveness about attempting activities

3 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 3 Social Problems in the Classroom (cont.) Social acceptance from peers and teachers Labeling of students with special needs Lack of special training for teachers and administrators Outdated special education practices

4 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 4 Principals for Enhancing Social Acceptance Change attitudes with information Recognize the similarities between special and general education students Prepare students in the general education class for inclusion Prepare students with special needs for inclusion Prepare parents for the inclusion

5 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 5 Methods for Gathering Data Collect data before a program is implemented Sociometric measures provide information Observation of social skills can be conducted in natural or simulated setting Parents can provide data Behavioral rating scales collect information about students performance

6 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 6 Strategies for Promoting Acceptance of Special Students Inform general education students about disabilities and provide experiences Structure interaction Implement cooperative learning Use group rewards Encourage the development of friendships Involve students with peer and cross-age tutoring

7 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 7 Social skills of students with disabilities can be improved with modeling, teacher-directed interpersonal skill practice and cognitive training Communicate and involve parents regularly Use the Mirror Model of Parental Involvement

8 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 8 Experience with Disabilities Speakers Field trips Puppet shows Simulations Childrens literature

9 Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms 7th Edition Rena B. Lewis and Donald Doorlag Pearson Education, Inc. 9 Cooperative Learning Approaches Student Team Achievement Divisions (STAD) Teams-Games-Tournaments (TGT) Team Assisted Individualization (TAI) Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) Jigsaw Learning Together Group-Investigation


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