ERIC Number: ED215547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Preparing the Hearing-Impaired Social Studies Teacher: Special Challenge to a Special Group.
Martin, David S.
The paper focuses on the special adaptations made at Gallaudet College (Washington, DC) to train hearing impaired students to teach social studies to hearing students at the elementary and secondary levels. It is pointed out that all instruction at Gallaudet employs the simultaneous communication method of voice and signed English while using visual reinforcement of ideas, concepts, and techniques. Teaching adaptations are discussed for each of eight key course topics: social studies concepts and generalizations, discussion skills, use of multimedia, role play, simulation games, current events, geographic skills, and multicultural education. Noted among the adaptations for practicum work is the use of a classroom sign language interpreter. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Gallaudet College DC