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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

***** ONE


Students in the classroom have varied abilities and learn at vary*****g rates which makes differentiation of instruction a practice that supports the learning of all students. This work explores what differentiation of instruction is ***** what it ***** not with a particular focus on differentiated instruction in ***** science *****.


Most teachers currently use the direct instruction approach and not all students are on the same level so achievement is not up to standards for all *****.

***** ***** THE STUDY

The ***** ***** direct instruction in science classes doesn't allow adequate learning for all students.


The purpose of this project is to....determine the relationship between measures of student achievements in science classes in grades 9-12 and implementation of differentiated *****struction over a period of 1 semester.

***** OF THE *****

The significance of this study is to determine ***** relationship between measures ***** student achievements in ***** classes in grades ***** and implementation of differentiated *****struction over a period of 1 semester.


1) Differentiated Instruction: This is a "broad term ***** refers to a variety of classroom practices that accommodate differences in *****' learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, socialization needs, and comfort zones. On the secondary level, it involves a balance ***** the content and competencies expected on the mandated assessments and various pedagogical opti*****s to maximize durable *****." (Benjamin, 2002)


***** REVIEW

The ***** of Saldanha (2007) entitled; "***** Instruction in Science" reports a ***** in which thirty five students participated that addressed the question ***** "Differentiated Instruction in Science: What is the effect of student achievement in science ***** ********** attitude toward it?" (Saldanha, *****) The students in this study additionally "shared their feel*****gs towards the different strategies in the instruction of ***** used by the high school science teacher." (Saldanha, 2007)

Differentiated instruction is stated to be "a teaching ***** in which educational *****, process, and product are adapted accord*****g to student readiness, interest, and learning pr*****ile." However ***** instruction "unlike individualized instruction, in which ***** must be directed ***** ***** specific needs and skills of each individual student, differentiated ***** addresses the needs of ***** clusters." (Education World Professional Development Strategy of the Week; as cited in Saldanha, 2007) Saldanha states that differentiation is "tailoring instruction to meet individual needs..." and this includes differentiation ***** "content, *****, products, or the learning environment, ***** use of ongoing assessment and flexible gro*****ing makes this a successful approach to *****." (*****, 2007)

********** is "no recipe for differentiation" but instead is directly related to the professionalism of ***** t*****er and is a "way of thinking about teaching and learning ***** values the individual and can be translated into classroom practice in many ways. To reach the needs of all students' differentiated instruction ***** becoming more typical in all classes from k*****dergarten through grade twelve." (Saldanha, 2007) According to Tomlinson (1999) the teacher needs to "make these accommodations


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