A survey of 32 teachers of the deaf was conducted to determine their familiarity and instructional usage of mnemonics and organizational devices in the classroom. Results yielded that teachers were most familiar with graphic organizers, rote rehearsal and acronyms. However, the instructional emphasis they gave through demonstration, required use by students and teaching focused primarily on graphic organizers, elaborative rehearsal and rote rehearsal. When asked to estimate how much instructional time they devoted to either mnemonics or organizational techniques, over 50% of the respondents said they included instruction less than a few times a month. The participating teachers also perceived that their students' abilities to recall and organize factual information was best with teacher guidance as compared to independent behavior.

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Master's Project

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Department, Program, or Center

Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)


Kelly, Ronald

Advisor/Committee Member

Bateman, Gerald


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