Improving social studies understanding for all students


In this podcast, CEC’s Lorraine Sobson speaks with researcher Jeanne Wanzek about ways to improve understanding of social studies content for students with disabilities who are both English learners and non-English learners.

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About the guest

Jeanne Wanzek, Ph.D. is the Currey-Ingram Endowed Chair and associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Peabody College where she conducts research examining effective reading instruction and intervention. Jeanne co-authored a recent article in Exceptional Children entitled, “English Learner and Non-English Learner Students With Disabilities: Content Acquisition and Comprehension, which discusses the effectiveness of the comprehension intervention “Promoting Adolescent Comprehension Through Text.”

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