ERIC Number: ED060601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Three Studies of the Structural Meaning of English for Postsecondary Deaf Students.
Stuckless, E. R.; Enders, M.
Three studies were conducted concerning the skills of deaf postsecondary students in recognizing and manipulating linguistic structures in written language. The first study was a pilot study dealing with the deaf student's ability to identify structural units in written language. The second two studies, concerning the cloze procedure, examined the technique as a possible adjunct to a battery of language assessment instruments and assessed its usefulness as an instructional tool for possible incorporation in remedial language programs. Conclusions were that syntax recognition was too simplistic an approach to assessing linguistic ability of the students, and that the cloze technique, while more inclusive, was too general an indicator of overall language proficiency. Cloze was seen as a useful adjunct to, but not replacement for, a battery of tests for assessing language skills of deaf students. As an instructional technique, it was concluded that use of cloze should be left to the discretion of the teacher and tailored to the student's needs as interpreted by the teacher. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.