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Accessing the General Curriculum
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Accessing the General Curriculum
Including Students With Disabilities in Standards-Based Reform

Second Edition
Edited by:


August 2005 | 144 pages | Corwin
This Second Edition offers more substantive information on what it means to access the general curriculum, providing primary and secondary teachers with a resource to help every learner acheive their full potential.

Accessing the General Curriculum presents updated frameworks and strategies, with examples, illustrations and flowcharts. As schools continue to move towards a system based on challenging standards, this book will be an effective tool in staying on track for both teachers and parents.

 
Introduction
Acknowledgments

 
 
1. Access to the General Curriculum: Why it is More Important Than Ever Before
The IDEA and Access to the General Curriculum

 
The No Child Left Behind Act

 
The Link Between "Standards" and "Curriculum"

 
A New Way to Think About Special Education

 
 
2. The Nature of Curriculum
Multiple Types of Curriculum

 
The Core Elements of Curriculum

 
What is the Purpose of Curriculum?

 
Curriculum Involves a Domain

 
Curriculum and Time

 
Finding the General Curriculum

 
Chapter Summary

 
 
3. The Learning-Teaching Connection
Learning Research and Implications for Teaching

 
Help Students Develop Meaningful Patterns of Information

 
Creating Experts

 
Teach to Improve Your Student's Memory

 
Help Students Attend to What You Want Them to Learn

 
Make Effective Use of Practice

 
Make Effective Use of Scaffolding

 
Help Students Manage Their Own Learning

 
Teach for Transfer and Generalization

 
The Learning-Teaching Connection

 
 
4. Assessment That Supports Access to the General Curriculum
Assessment and Decision-Making

 
What Will Typical Students Be Expected to Do During the Timeframe Addressed by the IEP

 
What is the Student's Present Level of Performance in the General Curriculum?

 
In What Ways is the Student's Disability Impacting Performance?

 
Is the Student Making Progress in the General Education Curriculum?

 
 
5. Access to Curriculum and the Individual Education Program
Curriculum Access on a Continuum

 
Universal Design for Learning

 
Multiple Means of Representation

 
Accommodations

 
Modifications

 
Accommodations and Modifications and Assessment

 
Special Education and Related Services

 
 
6. A Decision-Making Process for Creating IEPs That Lead to Curriculum Access
Step 1: Instructional Assessment

 
Step 2: Choosing the Standards and Identifying Supports

 
Step 3: Creating IEP Goals, Objectives, and Benchmarks

 
The Relationship Between Objectives and Benchmarks

 
 
References
 
Index

"Offers suggestions on how educators can provide all learners with the opportunity to meet standards through accommodating, modifying, and/or implementing alternative achievement goals."

Curriculum Connections, Spring 2006

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Introduction

Chapter 1: Access to the General Education Curriculum


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