Making sense of a trial maths intervention program for teachers of students with disability in Australia: Interim report

Ewing, Bronwyn F. (2016) Making sense of a trial maths intervention program for teachers of students with disability in Australia: Interim report. In Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, Higher Education Forum, Osaka, Japan, pp. 968-982.

Abstract

The Disability Standards for Education (2005) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority relevant standards underscore the right of students with disability to access the curriculum on the same basis as students without disability. Students with disability are entitled to rigorous, relevant and engaging learning opportunities drawn from the Australian curriculum content. Taking this context into account, this paper provides a work-in-progress report on a two-year mathematics intervention project conducted in 12 special schools (Preparatory-Year 12) in Queensland, Australia. The project aims to build the capacity of teachers to teach mathematics to their students and to identify and make sense of the intervention program’s impact. It combines two approaches—appreciative inquiry and action research to monitor schools’ change processes. The interim findings demonstrated that teachers were concerned about their students’ underachievement in mathematics and that the multi-sensory forms of teaching advocated in the program increased student engagement and performance.

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ID Code: 95594
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Special education, mathematics intervention program, students with disability, multi-sensory learning
ISBN: 9789868984448
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 16 May 2016 23:20
Last Modified: 22 May 2016 05:35

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