M.S. in Teaching: Collaborative Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Effective teaching; Individualized instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
This qualitative teacher research study investigated the question: what are students' and teachers' perspectives of differentiated instruction in a fourth grade inclusive classroom? Data was collected in the forms of open-ended student interviews, open-ended teacher interviews, and through frequent entries in a teacher research journal. The study concluded that student opinions varied on an individual basis, but that most students liked it when their teachers used differentiated practices and would like it if they used even more. It also found that teachers held a high opinion of differentiated instruction and used it frequently as a means to meet the requirements of special education students' Individualized Education Plans and to meet the needs of the remaining and extremely diverse learners in their class. Implications for teaching and learning are discussed.
Casey, Kellilyn E., "What are students' and teachers' perspectives of differentiated instruction in a fourth grade inclusive classroom?" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 711.