HR: 1340h
AN: ED23A-1232    [Abstracts]
TI: Development of a Science Research Program for Special Needs Students
AU: * Danch, J M
EM: sciencejd@aol.com
AF: Woodbridge Township School District, School Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 United States
AB: Originally designed for students in the top 20 percent of the class who had a strong interest in science, the Science Research Program in Woodbridge Township was expanded to include special needs students and others who had not previously demonstrated success and/or interest in science. New techniques to prepare, engage, and motivate special needs students in performing original research were developed and field-tested. A cooperative learning system where experienced research students acted as project mentors for the new special needs population was utilized. The program was extended to additional instructors by a teacher-training workshop for both science and special education teachers wishing to incorporate student-facilitated original research into their classrooms.
DE: 0800 EDUCATION
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0820 Curriculum and laboratory design
DE: 0830 Teacher training
DE: 0855 Diversity
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: Fall Meeting 2005