ERIC Number: ED247724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Philosophical Inquiry among Hearing-Impaired Students: Promoting the Development of Thinking Skills through the Use of Philosophy for Children Programs.
Rembert, Ron B.
The Philosophy for Children Program was introduced to a class of deaf fifth graders as an instructional approach for reasoning skills. The program is intended to develop analytic skills required for intellectual functioning (including concept development, generalization, inference making, question formulation, and analogies). The program's major aim is to foster students' thinking about thinking. Affective issues--such as student frustration and insecurity--and teaching strategies are described. Examples are provided to illustrate the range of exercises used in the program. Evaluation of the program's first year resulted in greater emphasis on examining students' experiences inside and outside the classroom. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Philosophy for Children Program
Note: Contained in: International Symposium on Cognition, Education, and Deafness (Washington, DC, June 5-8, 1984). Working Papers. Volumes I and II. David S. Martin, Ed.