Title

Service Learning in Ghana

Date

5-26-2016 4:00 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 5:00 PM

Location

WUC Santiam Room

Department

Deaf Studies and Professional Studies

Session Chair

Michael Olivier

Session Title

Topics in American Sign Language, Interpreting, Deaf Education, and Mental Health

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patrick Graham

Abstract

This spring, a group of students from Western Oregon University traveled to Accra, Ghana, to work with Deaf students and the community in the area. This trip was ten days, and a lasting learning experiences for all of the students. Students worked in an inclusive school as well as a school for the Deaf in Cape Coast. Working with a diverse group of children, students from WOU had exposure to a variety of teaching philosophies and interpreting philosophies. This poster is an analysis and summary of cultural differences and the impact Ghana had on the students and vice versa.

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May 26th, 4:00 PM May 26th, 5:00 PM

Service Learning in Ghana

WUC Santiam Room

This spring, a group of students from Western Oregon University traveled to Accra, Ghana, to work with Deaf students and the community in the area. This trip was ten days, and a lasting learning experiences for all of the students. Students worked in an inclusive school as well as a school for the Deaf in Cape Coast. Working with a diverse group of children, students from WOU had exposure to a variety of teaching philosophies and interpreting philosophies. This poster is an analysis and summary of cultural differences and the impact Ghana had on the students and vice versa.