ERIC Number: ED333662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Science Programs for Hearing Impaired Adolescents.
Mertens, Donna M.
This evaluation study examined the implementation of the Marine Science Young Scholars Program, which provided 32 gifted deaf and hearing-impaired adolescents with a 4-week summer enrichment program in 1988 and 1989. The instructional program: used a cognitively based curriculum; included labs, lectures, and field experiences; promoted one-to-one interaction; required active learning; and included the topics of the scientific method, the ethics of science, and career awareness. Students and staff were interviewed, pre- and post-attitude questionnaires were completed, and participant observation was conducted. Results are reported for recruitment and selection, instructional methods, affective objectives, project management and staffing, and adequacy of facilities. Generally, the students' affective response to the program was positive, with the academic and nonacademic programs both considered to be very strong. Student and staff recommendations for program improvement were used as the basis of a set of 50 guidelines, including: start recruitment early; use active learning and small group exercises; find deaf professionals to serve as role models; get captioned films and videotapes; provide a variety of well-organized and pre-planned recreational activities; and provide ongoing feedback to the director through an independent evaluator. (Includes 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Administration, Deafness, Educational Facilities, Emotional Development, Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Hearing Impairments, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Residential Programs, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Recruitment, Summer Programs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Marine Science Young Scholars Program VA
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (Rochester, NY, July 1990).