ERIC Number: EJ826229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reorganizing Teacher Preparation in Deaf Education
Humphries, Tom; Allen, Bobbie M.
Sign Language Studies, v8 n2 p160-180 Win 2008
This article describes efforts at the University of California, San Diego in the Education Studies Program to develop and field-test a teacher preparation program that combines best practices in bilingual education and deaf education. The training curriculum designed for this program relies on research that finds a correlation between ASL fluency and English literacy. Also discussed is a collaborative project between training faculty and K-12 partners to transition between more traditional deaf education practices and new teaching and assessment practices focused on ASL literacy development as well as development in other languages.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Literacy, American Sign Language, Oral Language, Grammar, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Influences, Mainstreaming, Curriculum Design, Interviews, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California