ERIC Number: ED306847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec-22
Reference Count: N/A
Gallaudet Summer Institute in Mathematics and Computer Science for Pre-College Teachers of Hearing Impaired Students.
Gallaudet Univ., Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
The National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Mathematics and Computer Science for Pre-College Teachers of Hearing Impaired Students at Gallaudet College is described in this report. The institute was designed to provide math and computer literacy instruction to such teachers in a 6-week summer program recruiting participants from around the United States. A key component to the institute is the follow-up visit which involves Institute faculty making site visits to participants during the school year to provide support and foster ongoing communication between the school and programs and Gallaudet College. The program was planned on the assumption that although teachers of hearing impaired students have adequate training in deaf education, they have insufficient background in mathematics, have not kept up with the latest developments in mathematics education, and are not sufficiently computer literate. Participants had to take courses in math and computer literacy as well as a course in cognition and problem solving. Various guest presentations and seminars were also required. Evaluation forms filled out by the participants at the end of the summer rated the program very highly overall. Followup visits proved to be an integral and fruitful part of the program. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Univ., Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.