Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

Accessing the General Curriculum by Participating in Research Activities
Teresa J. Gardner

Abstract
Ability to conduct and explain research is a part of the national and state standards for the transition of students with disabilities into adult life. Universal design for learning is a means for encouraging and accessing the general curriculum for students with disabilities and to develop student understanding of how to conduct and share research. Students learn to navigate online library websites, read and interpret research, and work with other students to present and communicate their findings. The framework provided in this article will encourage student develop skill in working with others, strengthen understanding of research, assume ownership of their education, communicate ideas, and take responsibility for their own active learning.

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