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Doctor of Education


Center for the Advancement of Education


This report describes the inservice training activities that were designed to improve the social studies achievement of students with Specific learning Disabilities. The students scored consistently low in the area of social studies despite the high cognitive abilities of the students. The probable causes of the problem were identified as: lack of proper social students textbooks, textbook budget constraints at the building level, and inappropriate teaching materials. A review of the literature, interviews, and observations were conducted to assess and plan practicum activities and the probable outcomes. The Solution strategies proposed were to: design in social studies curriculum that would effect a change in the way the LD students perceived the world and to receive a social studies program for LD students on the elementary level. The results indicated academic growth of 4.89 om NCE Scales as was measured by the Peabody Individual Achievement Test. Social behavior improved by 95 percent, inservice training activities for elementary LD teachers provided a complete social studies curriculum based on the State Standards of Quality and the state Standards of Learning. As shown the objective was completed.

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