|SignWriting List Forum|
"Kimberly A. Martinez" |
Date: Thu Aug 20, 1998 1:49 am
My name is Kim Martinez and I have been a member of the Sign Writing List
for a few months and thought I would finally introduce myself and ask for
I am pursuing my Masters degree in Education at the College of Santa Fe. I
will begin work on my thesis soon and I would like some information from
anyone who has some to pass along.
Background: My Masters is in Education and our Program focuses on At-Risk
Youth -- my concentration is Bilingual/Mulitcultural Education. I have a
BS in Sign Langague Interpreting and Psychology and as my forgein language
I have been considering as my thesis topic an ESL (English as a Second
Language) Cirriculum for Deaf students and I wanted to include in this
cirriculum Sign Writing as the literacy component which is usually missing
from Deaf education. This topic is not final -- as it has to pass my
I understand that Sign Writing is being introduced into schools this fall
in order to bring literacy to Deaf students by first using their language
(what a concept - ha ha). I would like to know how the Literacy Project
progresses in the various schools.
I would like to know if anyone has developed an ESL or Bilingual Cirrciulum
for Deaf students or knows of someone who has? I would like to enhance
what has already been done, if anything. I would also like to know more
about Sign Wriring. Is all of the information on the Web Page or is there
other information that I can get? Oh yeah, the cirriculum is for
elementary (grades 3-4).
I would appreciate any information that anyone may have.
Thank you for your time.
(P.S. Please ignore any spelling errors -- I am a horrible speller and I am
using a old verision of Eduora. Thanks.)
Kimberly A. Martinez