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By Thomas C. DeBello, Rita Dunn

Schooling is a occupation within which billions of federal money were spent to minimize educational underachievement--particularly for minority young ones from poverty houses. Few funded courses have decreased failure on standardized success checks. regardless of both repetition or innovation, most youngsters who fail don't practice considerably greater the following time round. however, practitioners who've used the Dunn and Dunn learning-styles methods have suggested statistically greater standardized fulfillment try rankings between general, poorly reaching, and exact schooling scholars. This booklet is predicated at the sensible, various stories of greater than thirty various supervisors during the usa. Representing various city and suburban destinations with diversified pupil populations, each one manager was once capable of receive considerably larger standardized fulfillment try ratings for their scholar populations.

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Succinctly, individuals learn very differ- 26 Improved Test Scores, Attitudes, and Behaviors in America’s Schools ently from each other and, to be maximally successful, require different approaches, resources, and/or strategies to learn new and difficult academic information. Interestingly, three researchers—Read (1997) and Dunn and Griggs (1995)—all noted that gender was a far greater variable than ethnicity. WHERE DID THE PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION, RESEARCH, AND TEACHING LEAD DR. READ? While she was encouraged by the number of elementary school teachers who were beginning to practice learning styles, Dr.

This one group gradually expanded to a current school-wide program. Expansion occurred only with the support of extensive staff development as well as Principal Dean’s guidance and leadership. WHEN, WHERE, AND BY WHOM WAS THE TRAINING PROVIDED? Drs. Rita and Kenneth Dunn provided the initial inservice through an MASCD five-day workshop conducted in Mississippi. Many other staff developers, who were both successful learning-styles teachers or principals and certified learning-styles trainers, also provided training.

John’s University’s Center for the Study of Learning and Teaching Styles. Chapter 3 OOOOOOOklahoma, Where Styles Come Sweeping Down the Plain: How Sue Ellen Read Is Helping the State ‘‘Do Just Fine’’! Rita Dunn and Jeannie Ryan In the beginning, there are only individuals, acting in isolation and uncertainty, out of necessity or idealism, unaware they are living through an epoch. F. Green, Praying for Sheetrock (1991) This quotation easily could describe the learning-styles movement in Oklahoma and the pioneering journey of Dr.

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