From Theory to Practice: A Scientific and Humanistic Investigation of the Geometry Competencies for the Mainstream Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Classroom (73804)

Session Information: Education & Difference: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability
Session Chair: Shalette Ashman

Thursday, 23 November 2023 10:55
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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Despite the calls and efforts of the international agencies/organizations for the creation, promotion and implementation of measures that would assert the right of the deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) learners to access a culture-sensitive education of good quality, numerous foreign and local studies would attest to the prevailing need of an organized form of support services. Recommendations have been made that would benefit including those taught in predominantly hearing classrooms. Among these recommendations is to make the curricula suitable for the mainstreamed D/HH learners. As Luetke-Stahlman (1999) has expressed, the language-challenged learners may require modifications in their learning environment, instruction or activities.
The paper presents a method to modify the general mathematics curriculum currently used in Philippine public schools' mainstream D/HH classrooms. Using Tyler's Evaluation Model and Eisner's Connoisseurship Evaluation Model, the whole process combines scientific and humanistic ways of examining how the geometry competencies of Grade 7 mathematics are covered in terms of the five curricular components of learner outcomes, time allocation, learning experiences, learning assessment, and learning materials. From such examination, it is the hope of the researchers to conceptualize a curriculum adaptation model that can serve as a model for developing and modifying curricula in other Mathematics subjects for the community of learners in the D/HH mainstream classroom, and of other mainstreamed learners with special needs. Curriculum developers may opt to adopt it, build on it, or modify it--all for the good of the learners with unique learning contexts.

Vitus Paul De Jesus, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Angela Fatima Guzon, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Mr. Vitus Paul L. de Jesus is a faculty member at the Department of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) located in the city of Manila, Philippines.

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