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This book supplies educators, classroom support personnel, and administrators with numerous tools for creating positive, inclusive classroom environments for students from preschool through high school.
Reviewing the basics of cooperative learning, the authors explain how to adapt curricula and implement such techniques as multilevel instruction, the Learning Strategies approach, and the use of computer technology. They also offer practical examples of various conceptual and structural strategies that improve the learning, social skills, and self-esteem of children with a range of abilities and cultural backgrounds.
New to this edition: information on conflict resolution, tips for teaching culturally diverse students, additional case studies, results of outcomes research on existing inclusion programs, and a chapter devoted to multiple intelligences.
|About the Contributors|
|Ch. 1||The Movement Toward Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms||1|
|Ch. 2||The Process of Cooperative Learning||17|
|Ch. 3||Curricular and Instructional Adaptations for Including Students with Disabilities in Cooperative Groups||49|
|Ch. 4||Cultural Diversity and Cooperative Learning||67|
|Ch. 5||Supporting Young Children's Development Through Cooperative Activities||87|
|Ch. 6||New Cooperative Learning, Multiple Intelligences, and Inclusion||105|
|Ch. 7||Participatory Action Research: Supporting Social Relationships in the Cooperative Classroom||137|
|Ch. 8||Teaching Students to Manage Conflicts in Diverse Classrooms||167|
|Ch. 9||Computers and Cooperative Learning in Diverse Classrooms||185|
|Ch. 10||School Programs for Successful Inclusion of All Students||203|
|Ch. 11||The Inclusive School Model: A Framework and Key Strategies for Success||229|