ERIC Number: ED364045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Evaluating Graduate-Level Curricula for Teachers of American Sign Language and ASL/English Interpreting: Final Grant Report.
This final report describes activities of a 4-year (1987-91) project at Western Maryland College to develop an 11-course graduate curriculum for teachers of American Sign Language (ASL) and teachers of ASL/English Interpreting. The curriculum formed the basis for two graduate programs at Western Maryland College. The project also developed six videotapes. Accessibility of the curriculum in ASL was stressed, as many of the programs' students are deaf. The report describes the project's purpose (stemming from the lack of any other such programs), background and origins, program site selection, program site difficulties (leading to the planned termination of the programs at this site), and project results. Appendix 2, which is the curriculum itself: "A Model Curriculum for Teachers of American Sign Language and Teachers of ASL/English Interpreting," was copyrighted in 1990 and is not included here. (DB)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Curriculum Development, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Program Development, Program Termination, Teacher Education, Videotape Recordings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., 8719 Colesville Rd., #310, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (model curriculum: $38.95 plus shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Maryland Coll., Westminster.