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Ch 14: Serving the Educational Needs of Diverse Populations

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This self-paced chapter offers a comprehensive overview of ways to serve the educational needs of diverse populations. Study for and excel on an upcoming test with help from bite-sized lessons, mini-quizzes and other study resources that can quickly and effectively improve your understanding.

Serving the Educational Needs of Diverse Populations - Chapter Summary

If you are looking to refresh or expand your knowledge of ways to serve the educational needs of diverse populations, this short chapter can help! Our engaging lessons offer in-depth analyses of differentiated instruction, response to intervention (RTI) and other related topics. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define and share examples of special populations in the area of education
  • Describe diverse learning needs and discover how to select educational resources for a diverse student body
  • Differentiate between bilingual education, multicultural education and immersion
  • List characteristics of and programs for at-risk students
  • Explain giftedness in children and best practices for teaching gifted students
  • Identify and discuss the educational needs of homeless and migrant children
  • Detail the history of foster care and strategies for teaching children in foster care
  • Share strategies for accessing the health information of students in schools

This chapter offers exclusive online access to experts who teach these entertaining lessons and can answer any questions you have about the materials. Enjoy the ability to boost your knowledge of ways to serve the educational needs of diverse populations without setting foot in a traditional classroom. Our short quizzes and practice exam ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the lessons. All resources in this chapter are available 24/7 via any computer, smartphone or tablet.

13 Lessons in Chapter 14: Serving the Educational Needs of Diverse Populations
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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.

Understanding Diverse Learning Needs

2. Understanding Diverse Learning Needs

Students each have unique skills, abilities, and needs that need to be addressed. This lesson will explain several ways students can be different from one another and how you can tailor your instruction to address their needs.

Selecting Educational Resources for Diverse Students

3. Selecting Educational Resources for Diverse Students

In this lesson, we'll review how to choose various educational materials for diverse classrooms. We'll focus on selecting texts, activities, and assessments that fit your students' needs. We will also review outside resources you can use to enhance student learning.

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.

At-Risk Students: Definition, Characteristics & Programs

6. At-Risk Students: Definition, Characteristics & Programs

This lesson examines the term 'at-risk' as it pertains to our students in education. We'll look at warning signs for at-risk students, both those that are easy to recognize and those that may be less obvious. Finally, we look at different programs schools offer to assist these students.

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

7. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.

Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions

8. 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

9. 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.

Learning Needs of Homeless & Migrant Children

10. Learning Needs of Homeless & Migrant Children

Homeless and migrant children have unique needs. This lesson explores the characteristics of homeless and migrant children and then discusses the effects that these may have on learning and education.

What Is Foster Care? - Definition, History & Facts

11. What Is Foster Care? - Definition, History & Facts

In this lesson, foster care will be defined, explained and discussed. The history of foster care and some facts about the foster care system will also be explored and identified.

Strategies for Teaching Children in Foster Care

12. Strategies for Teaching Children in Foster Care

In the United States, half a million students are placed in foster care each year. In this lesson learn strategies to help these students achieve academic success.

Strategies for Accessing Heath Information in Schools

13. Strategies for Accessing Heath Information in Schools

As teachers and administrators, we often wonder about students' physical health and well-being. This lesson discusses what it means to access health information in safe and legal ways in the school setting.

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