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Keywords

Sign language--Study and teaching (Early childhood); Early childhood education;

Abstract

This research was a self-study involving the learning and implementation of sign language in the preschool classroom. Over the course of eight weeks, I taught myself sign language and implemented what I learned in my preschool classroom of three- and four-year-old children. Through journaling, videotaping and surveys, I was able to increase my sign language knowledge at a good rate, increase student engagement and find a unique way to bond with my students. My memory was the biggest challenge for me during the study. Knowing someone that speaks in sign language would be beneficial to someone just starting out. While the study was limited to the final months of the school year, the use of sign language in the classroom will continue on.

Year of Submission

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Linda May Fitzgerald

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Date Original

2016

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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