ERIC Number: ED084871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Mathematics and Language Arts for the Deaf. Final Report.
Fletcher, J. D.; Suppes, Patrick
A three-year project supported research, development and evaluation of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for hearing impaired, or deaf, children. Over 4,000 students from 15 schools for the deaf in five states participated in the effort. Although students received CAI in algebra, logic, computer programing and basic English, the skill subjects of elementary school mathematics and language arts were emphasized. Experimentation supported by the project ranged from practical evaluation studies of the specific curriculums presented to general, theoretical studies of the use of language by deaf students. The project demonstrated that CAI can significantly benefit deaf students, that CAI can support serious research in deaf education, and that CAI is economically practicable. A general aim of the project was to initiate large-scale use of CAI in schools for the deaf, and the available evidence indicates that this objective was successfully achieved. (Author)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.