Ch 2: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Diverse Learners

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Different groups of students need special types of instruction. Let us help you prepare for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam with this review of the characteristics and instructional approaches for diverse learners.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Diverse Learners - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can review various types of diverse learners, their unique characteristics, and how to individualized instruction to meet their needs. Use these engaging video lessons to help you prepare for questions regarding working with special populations on the Praxis Early Childhood Education test. When you are finished with your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define and describe special populations in education
  • Explain how developmental abnormalities can impact learning
  • Describe various learning disorders and disabilities
  • Summarize bilingual, immersion, and multicultural instruction strategies
  • Explain differentiated instruction for ELL students
  • Discuss gifted instruction and the characteristics and conceptions of this demographic

Our professional instructors guide you through this informative review of diverse learners in the classroom. The engaging video and text lessons and self-assessment quizzes can help prepare you to succeed on your upcoming Praxis Early Childhood Education exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Diverse Learners
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Special Populations in Education: Definition & Examples

1. Special Populations in Education: Definition & Examples

Obviously, every student is special, but educators sometimes need to focus on populations whose needs are greater than others. This lesson will introduce you to the concept of special populations in education.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

2. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

3. Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

Why do some students struggle to learn? What types of learning disabilities affect students? In this lesson, we'll look closely at three common learning disorders: dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

4. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.

Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

5. Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn strategies for differentiating your instruction for English Language Learners in the areas of writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions

6. Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions

Schools generally define giftedness as high ability, but there are other ways to define giftedness. Learn more about the definitions, characteristics and conceptions of giftedness in children and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Best Practices for Teaching Gifted Students

7. Best Practices for Teaching Gifted Students

Teaching gifted students can be a tremendous privilege, but it can also be a challenge. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the ways a teacher can meet the needs of gifted learners. You'll also learn about what not to do with the gifted students you encounter.

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