The Learning-to-Learn Strategies of Adolescent Students With Disabilities

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Rebecca Shankland Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This study focuses on an examination of the learning-to-learn strategies of seventh-grade students as they highlight, takenotes, plan, organize, and write expository texts. Participants consist of 125 students, 41 with disabilities and 84 withoutdisabilities. The results reveal that the students with disabilities have more difficulties in using the learning-to-learn strategiesas they read, study, and write expository texts, although neither group is judged to be highly proficient. The implicationspoint to a renewed emphasis on preparing content-area teachers to teach the literacy and learning strategies thatsupport the development of learners who know how to read to learn and how to write to learn.

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Englert, C. S., Mariage, T. V., Okolo, C. M., Shankland, R. K., Moxley, K. D., Courtad, C. A., et al. (2009). The learning-to-learn strategies of adolescent students with disabilities: Highlighting, notetaking, planning, and writing expository texts. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 34, 147-161. Version of record available from: doi:10.1177/1534508408318804.
Language: English
Date: 2009
, written language assessment, learning strategies, expository text, meta-cognitive strategies,

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