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ERIC Number: ED013419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 63
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Reference Count: 0
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CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR DEAF ADULTS.
STRENG, ALICE H.
A THREE-YEAR EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR DEAF ADULTS IN WISCONSIN, BEGUN IN 1966 AND FUNDED IN PART UNDER THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965, HAD TWO GOALS--TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO THE DEAF AND TO ENABLE TEACHERS TO GAIN INSIGHTS INTO THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS CREATED BY DEAFNESS. NON-CREDIT CLASSES WERE OFFERED IN LANGUAGE, MATHEMATICS, DEFENSIVE DRIVING, AND PRACTICAL ECONOMICS IN SEVERAL CITIES. BOTH ORAL AND MANUAL TEACHING METHODS WERE USED. THE LESSON PLANS FOR A NEW APPROACH TO LANGUAGE TEACHING DEVELOPED FOR THIS PROGRAM--BASED ON TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMAR--AND FOR THE TWO COURSES IN PRACTICAL ECONOMICS--CONSUMER ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL TAXATION--ARE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT. THE PROGRAM WAS PUBLICIZED IN MAILINGS, NEWSLETTERS, AND NEWSPAPERS. A QUESTIONNAIRE GAVE PERSONAL DATA ON THE STUDENTS. TESTS OF STUDENTS' VERBAL ABILITY INDICATED THAT THEIR GENERALLY POOR VOCABULARY LEVELS DID NOT IMPROVE AFTER THE CLASSES. ON THE BASIS OF STUDENT, DROPOUT, AND STAFF EVALUATION, FUTURE PROGRAMS WILL HAVE EIGHT-WEEK COURSES AND THE LANGUAGE CLASS ENROLLMENT WILL BE KEPT BELOW EIGHT. THE POSSIBILITIES OF EXPANDING COURSE OFFERINGS, DEVISING NEW METHODS OF TEACHING LANGUAGE TO THE DEAF, AND INTEGRATING THE PROGRAM INTO PUBLIC EDUCATION WILL BE EXPLORED. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., Whitewater.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.; Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act 1965; WISCONSIN