Examination of Computer Software Instructional Model Applied in Vocational Education of Hearing Impaired College Students

Zehranur KAYA, Ümit GİRGİN, Yıldız UZUNER, Güzin KARASU

Abstract


The aim of this research is to examine the process of publishing a magazine and the magazine as a product of the process in the vocational education of hearing-impaired individuals by the investigation of studies on the organization of vocational educationprograms through suitable learning environments for hearing-impaired teenagers. In the research, the application process of activities and strategies, which were utilized to develop vocational skills and terminology in the field course through cooperationof the courses in education process, on hearing-impaired students was examined. The research was designed as an action research. The participants of the research consisted of ten first year students of Graphic Arts program of the School for the Handicapped(SFH) in the school year of 2008-2009, the researcher, who was the primary author of the present article, an instructor, who was responsible from language course, and the members of trustworthiness committee (validity and reliability committee). The researchconsisted of two main processes; “preparation” and “application-product development.” The research data were collected through videotape recordings, meeting records and official reports of validity and reliability committee, course schedules, evaluations andstudent products. In the research process, a model had been formed in vocational education of hearing-impaired students. It was observed that conducted courses were benefical for students. At the end of the research, considering the computer software, whichwas taught in field course, improvements in students’ application skills and technical langugae usage of the software were determined.

This research is a pioneering work for vocational education of hearing-impaired students at collage level, in Turkey. The developing model of this research can be tested by using in courses of other educational institutions providing vocational training to hearing-impaired teenagers in our country and in abroad.


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balanced literacy instructional approach, education of hearing impaired, instructing software, vocational education

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