ERIC Number: ED093365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Mathematics and Language Arts for Deaf Students.
Suppes, Patrick; Fletcher, John Dexter
The Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences at Stanford University has operated a three-year computer-assisted instruction (CAI) network for hearing-impaired or deaf students; the effectiveness of the two main curricula in the program, elementary mathematics and language arts, was evaluated. The computer network spans the United States and in its three years has involved 5,000 deaf students. The curriculum in elementary mathematics is divided into strands, series of related problems, and the language arts program tries to teach grammatical rules by the inductive approach. Groups of students were systematically selected for evaluation of the two curricula and received pre- and post-tests. The results showed that CAI could be used successfully by deaf students and that gains in mathematical computation two to three times greater than classroom instruction could be achieved by CAI. Furthermore, these gains could be precisely predicted from the number of CAI sessions. (WH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Deafness, Elementary School Mathematics, Handicapped Children, Language Arts, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Special Education
AFIPS Conference Proceedings. vol 43. 1974 National Computer Conference, AFIPS Press, 210 Summit Avenue, Montvale, New Jersey 07654
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.