Benefits of Sign Language Interpreting and Text Alternatives for Deaf Students’ Classroom Learning

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Title: Benefits of Sign Language Interpreting and Text Alternatives for Deaf Students’ Classroom Learning
Author: Marschark, Marc; Leigh, Greg; Sapere, Patricia; Burnham, Denis; Convertino, Carol; Stinson, Michael; Knoors, Harry; Vervloed, Mathijs; Noble, William
Abstract: Four experiments examined the utility of real-time text in supporting deaf students’ learning from lectures in postsecondary (Experiments 1 and 2) and secondary classrooms (Experiments 3 and 4). Experiment 1 compared the effects on learning of sign language interpreting, real-time text (C-Print), and both. Real-time text alone led to significantly higher performance by deaf students than the other two conditions, but performance by deaf students in all conditions was significantly below that of hearing peers who saw lectures without any support services. Experiment 2 compared interpreting and two forms of real-time text, C-Print
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Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/7134
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enl013
Date: 2008

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