Deaf girls talk about math and their future

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dc.contributor.advisor Raman, Marie - Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Bateman, Gerald en_US
dc.contributor.author Spiecker, Patricia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-21T21:56:51Z en_US
dc.date.available 2005-09-21T21:56:51Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2005-09-21T21:56:51Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1061 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the three variables of deaf girls' attributions for success and failure in mathematics. The three variables are confidence, usefulness of mathematics, and the impact of socializers. There are no research studies about deaf girls and mathematics. Parallel research studies from hearing populations have been done. This study was conducted at Rochester School for the Deaf in New York. The subjects were eleven deaf high school girls ranging from seventh grade to eleventh grade. Also included in the subjects were the eleven parents of the deaf high school girls. The study included both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Qualitative techniques were used to evoke responses in interviews of deaf high school girls and phone interviews from parents of deaf high school girls. Quantitative techniques were used to record grades of the deaf high school girls taking mathematics from their elementary to highs school years. The findings of this study parallel the findings of the hearing populations except for two areas - a high percentage of boys and girls who are treated equally in math class and a low percentage of girls who consults their fathers for help with mathematics. Future research is recommendedto explore other variables of deaf girls' attributions of success and failure in mathematics further. The findings may be parallel to the findings of the hearing populations. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Deaf females en_US
dc.subject Math abilities en_US
dc.subject Math achievement en_US
dc.title Deaf girls talk about math and their future en_US
dc.type Masters Project en_US
dc.description.college National Technical Institute of the Deaf en_US
dc.description.department Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing en_US
dc.description.approval 2000-09-10 en_US

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