Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities: Constructivism or Behaviorism?

  • Marcee M. Steele University of North Carolina Wilmington

Abstract

There is much controversy concerning the use of constructivist and behaviorist principles for teaching children with learning disabilities. Although many educators support the use of one paradigm exclusively, the author recommends combining ideas from both perspectives for the most effective instruction. This article includes a brief discussion of learning disabilities, a summary of key constructivist and behaviorist principles and their impact on students with learning disabilities, and a list of recommendations for practice in the classroom.

How to Cite
Steele, M. M. (1). Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities: Constructivism or Behaviorism?. Current Issues in Education, 8. Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/1607
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