ERIC Number: ED343779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Science into the K-8 Curriculum of Deaf Children. Final Report to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
Barman, Charles R.; And Others
A project developed, delivered, and evaluated a science inservice program for K-8 teachers of hearing impaired children. Twenty-five participants were selected for this project from a pool of 200 licensed hearing impaired teachers in the State of Indiana. The inservice program included a 5-day summer session and two follow-up workshops during the academic year. The summer session consisted of hands-on science activities, round table discussions, and lecture presentations focusing on using the learning cycle in the classroom. In addition, participants were engaged in activities that fostered critical thinking. The results of this project evidenced increased use of the learning cycle approach to content areas besides science, increased student motivation to take responsibility for their own learning, and an increased understanding of science concepts and ideas by the students. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Hearing Impairments, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Processes, Motivation, Program Descriptions, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Indianapolis. School of Education.