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Ross, Annemarie D.; Edenzon, Kyle; Pagano, Susan Smith; Yerrick, Randy; Pagano, Todd – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
Curricula related to sustainability and climate science are being integrated into academic science courses and programs. We set out to assess the knowledge of some of these environmental concepts among a group of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (D/d/HH) postsecondary students. A survey that attempted to gauge student understanding and perceptions of climate…
Descriptors: Climate, Knowledge Level, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Gehret, Austin U.; Trussell, Jessica W.; Michel, Lea V. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017
An undergraduate research experience can provide a unique opportunity for students to learn and grow as scientists; when positive, this experience is often transformative and motivates students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate degrees or careers. Conversely, negative research experiences can sour a…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Gormally, Cara L.; Marchut, Amber – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017
Students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing are underrepresented in science majors, yet we know little about why. Students from other underrepresented groups in science--women and people of color--tend to highly value altruistic or communal career goals, while perceiving science as uncommunal. Research suggests that holding stereotypical conceptions…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Self Concept, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Kurz, Kim B.; Schick, Brenda; Hauser, Peter C. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2015
This research study compared learning of 6-9th grade deaf students under two modes of educational delivery--interpreted vs. direct instruction using science lessons. Nineteen deaf students participated in the study in which they were taught six science lessons in American Sign Language. In one condition, the lessons were taught by a hearing…
Descriptors: Deafness, Direct Instruction, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Ross, Annemarie; Yerrick, Randy K. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2015
Overall, science teaching at the university level has remained in a relatively static state. There is much research and debate among university faculty regarding the most effective methods of teaching science. But it remains largely rhetoric. The traditional lecture model in STEM higher education is limping along in its march toward inclusion and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, College Science, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Mousley, Keith; Kurz, Christopher – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2015
Mathematical knowledge and skills are crucial to success in academics and the workplace. The Common Core State Standards emphasizes fraction teaching and learning in elementary school. This mixed-method study explores fraction concept understanding among 14 deaf and hard of hearing participants between the ages of 8 and 16, as quantitatively…
Descriptors: Deafness, Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Common Core State Standards
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Kahn, Sami; Feldman, Allan; Cooke, Michele L. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) persons are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One of the major barriers to STEM careers is DHH students' extremely low college graduation rates. While social and literacy barriers play a critical role in this phenomenon, student autonomy has also been cited as…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Hearing Impairments, STEM Education
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Pagano, Todd – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
At the risk of opening with a cliché statement- at the heart of the most effective mentor is a burning passion. The fuel for this passion is a desire to convince, not just try to, but actually convince your mentee that you care about their success (be it in the classroom, career, or personal life). I am guilty of believing in, and living by, this…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Disabilities, Student Placement
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Robinson, Vicki – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
Virtual worlds are used in many educational and business applications. At the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (NTID/RIT), deaf college students are introduced to the virtual world of Second Life, which is a 3-D immersive, interactive environment, accessed through computer software. NTID students use…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Deafness, Teaching Methods
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Pagano, Todd; Ross, Annemarie D.; O'Neill, George J. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
A goal of the Laboratory Science Technology program at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, is to produce graduates with strong foundations in applied science, hands-on laboratory applications, and "soft skills" necessary for competitive employment as laboratory technicians.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Science Education
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Ross, Annemarie D.; Pagano, Todd – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2009
There is often a particular void in the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students who intend to become competent working laboratory technicians. Inasmuch as certain basic professional skills ("soft skills," in this case) are not generally taught in traditional science courses, a new curriculum has been developed in order to enforce…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Skill Development, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Egelston-Dodd, Judy; Ting, Simon – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
This article describes the mediated American Sing Language (ASL) presentation of technical vocabulary and definitions within the context of a web-based astronomy course for first year students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Deaf students showed achievement gains with fewer…
Descriptors: Deafness, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Pagano, Todd; Quinsland, L. K. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
For deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, the emergence of Instant Messaging technology and digital pagers has been perhaps one of the greatest liberating communication technological breakthroughs since the advent of the TTY. Instant Messaging has evolved into an everyday socially compelling, portable, and "real time" communication mode…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Deafness, Hearing Impairments