ERIC Number: ED423620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Examining Academic Issues.
Kolvitz, Marcia, Ed.
These six conference papers from the Biennial Conference on Postsecondary Education for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing focus on academic issues relating to individuals with deafness or hard of hearing. The first paper, "Exploring Assessment Alternatives for Deaf Students" (Karen Clack), discusses different methods of evaluating students such as self-assessments, critical thinking analyses, communication analyses, and student-generated portfolios. The second paper, "Classroom Assessment of Writing: Purpose, Issues, and Strategies" (John Albertini), provides strategies for assessing the writing of students with deafness. "Teaching ESL to ASL Users" (Anna Vammen and others), highlights the collaboration efforts of the Disability Support Services program and the Intensive English Language Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The papers "ESL Tutor: Educational Software for Improving English Skills of Students Who Are Deaf" (Dave Zenk) and "Computer Mediated Literacy Development in Deaf and Second Language Populations" (Beth O. Carlson) describe computer programs to help college students improve their English vocabulary, writing, and literacy skills. The final paper, "Supporting Science Teachers through a National Network: The Access to English and Science Outreach Project (AESOP)", describes a workshop that assists science teachers of students with deafness. (Papers contain references.) (CR)
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Skills, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Deafness, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Literacy, Partial Hearing, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Sign Language, Student Evaluation, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Section 3 of Challenge of Change: Beyond the Horizon, Biennial Conference on Postsecondary Education for Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (7th, April 17-20, 1996, Knoxville, Tennessee); see EC 305 947.