Attitudes toward the environment: a curriculum evaluation project on promoting deaf students' awareness of environmental issues

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dc.contributor.advisor Lang, Harry en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Bateman, Gerald en_US
dc.contributor.author Schultz, Joy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-19T16:52:58Z en_US
dc.date.available 2005-09-19T16:52:58Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2005-09-19T16:52:58Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1045 en_US
dc.description Masters Project en_US
dc.description.abstract With the increasing importance being placed on the awareness of the environment in today's society, one wonders how Deaf students' attitudes toward the environment are influenced by their experiences or by taking a course on the environment. This Master's Project provides a rationale for the need for Environmental Science courses in Deaf Education. The study examined whether the attitudes of postsecondary Deaf students may be influenced by an academic course. Seventeen students enrolled in an Environmental Science course at NTID took a pre and post survey to study the change in attitudes. Students completed the Environmental Science course as a treatment in between surveys. The results of this study showed that students benefited from the course with a statistically significant increase in the mean scores for the evaluation of their attitudes toward the environment. This study showed how increased knowledge of issues related to environmental science can lead to the development of more positive attitudes. Knowledge about the environment should be everyone's concern, not just a topic for the classroom. This project provides support for the view that a well-designed course with effective instruction can make a difference in both learning and attitudes. In turn, students can make a difference by applying that knowledge to their lives as well. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Curriculum evaluation en_US
dc.subject Environmental issues en_US
dc.subject Promoting deaf students en_US
dc.title Attitudes toward the environment: a curriculum evaluation project on promoting deaf students' awareness of environmental issues en_US
dc.type Masters Project en_US
dc.description.college National Technical Institute for the Deaf en_US
dc.description.department Secondary Program in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing en_US
dc.description.approval 2004-05-20 en_US

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