NTID Wins National Science Foundation Award
Aug. 18, 2004
by Karen E.M. Black
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The National Technical Institute for the deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, has been awarded $180,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how deaf and hard-of-hearing students of all ages learn math compared to their hearing peers.
"The 18-month project's goal is to improve math instruction and learning for deaf students while laying the foundation for international research cooperation," said Dr. Ronald Kelly, of NTID's Research Department.
NTID is partnering with Gallaudet University and Bowling Green State University for this study in which they expect to reveal a more in-depth understanding of the relationships among language, cognition and mathematics learning. For this study, mathematics is defined as the learners' abilities for conceptual understanding, procedural knowledge, and problem solving, as well as their abilities to reason, make connections, and communicate mathematical knowledge.
NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services to its 1,100 students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus.
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