KU Center for Research on Learning

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Mediating the learning of academically diverse secondary students in content-area courses


Fisher, J.B. (1999) Mediating the learning of academically diverse secondary students in content-area courses. In D.D. Deshler, J. Schumaker, K.R. Harris, & S. Graham, (Eds.), Teaching every adolescent every day: Learning in diverse middle and high school classrooms (pp. 53-105). Cambridge, MA: Brookline Books.

Topic: Content EnhancementTopic: Learning Strategies
Subcategory: Big Picture
Summary: This book chapter describes approaches content-area teachers can use to mediate the learning of academically diverse groups of students, including detailed information on how to (a) revise the curriculum, (b) redirect content-area planning, (c) enhance content-area instruction, (d) adapt content-area textbooks, (e) engage students in peer tutoring, and (f) teach students how to learn.


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