ERIC Number: ED438634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Pedagogy in Deaf Education: Bilingual Methodology and Staff Development. USDLC Star Schools Project Report No. 2. Year Two, 1998-1999.
Nover, Stephen M.; Andrews, Jean F.
The New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe, was awarded a five-year federal grant to improve language teaching practices of teachers working with children who are deaf by using current bilingual theories and pedagogical techniques, including "engaged learning" practices and educational technology. The project developed and refined the American Sign Language (ASL)/English Bilingual Staff Development Model for practicing K-12 teachers in five state residential schools for students with deafness. This report discusses activities and outcomes of year two of the five-year project. The first section of the report discusses the theoretical framework of the ASL/English Bilingual Staff Development Model. Section 2 describes the project's activities, including a technology plan for the next three years. Sections 3 and 4 discuss significant findings of three of the residential schools' teacher reflective logs, and conclude with excerpts of teachers' comments. Section 5 examines and discusses the significant issues of the complexity of assessing language of students with deafness, and describes assessment instruments such as signing attitude and reading and writing attitude surveys. It also discusses the assessment instruments for project teachers. The last section describes the family computer loan program. Appendices include further information on the ASL/English Bilingual Staff Development Model. (Contains 45 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Deafness, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Postsecondary Education, Reflective Teaching, Residential Schools, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87503. Tel: 505-827-6739; Fax: 505-827-6684; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.starschools.org/resources/pubs.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe.