Compensatory Education Approach
Compensatory educational approaches include the presentation of material in an alternative format, providing students an alternative way to master a particular concept and demonstrate knowledge.
The goal of education is to help students acquire skills and master concepts that will be useful in daily living. Generally, two approaches are used when instruction fails to help students learn. These include compensatory education approaches and/or remedial education approaches ( Remedial Education Approach). Compensatory educational approaches require teachers to present material in a different format, providing students an alternative way to master a particular concept and demonstrate knowledge. They are used when students lack the ability to acquire a certain skill or concept. For example, a deaf student who is unable to speak may be taught sign language as an alternate form of communication, or a student with a math calculation disability may be taught to use...
References and Readings
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