This qualitative pilot research study explores the perceptions of deaf students who are a minority in the mainstream college classroom. It focuses upon the effectiveness of teaching and learning strategies used in the biology classroom, and how communication with hearing peers affects the deaf student's ability to learn in the classroom. Through questionnaires and interviews, participants provided insight on their experiences in the mainstream biology setting. Through research articles and interview responses, suggestions for effective teaching, learning, and communication were constructed and are provided to benefit all in the education profession.
Department, Program, or Center
Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)
Lengyel, Denise, "Teaching strategies, learning strategies, and communication in the mainstream biology classroom. A study of the perspective of deaf students" (2005). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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