Instructional Captioned Film, Conventional Sign Method And Academic Performance Of Hearing Impaired Students In Economics In Special Schools In Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria



The study was carried out to examine the effect of Instructional Captioned Film on academic performance of hearing impaired student in economics as compared with conventional sign methods in a Special School in  Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.  Non-randomised pretest posttest design was adopted. To achieve the objectives of the study therefore 37 SS I economics students in Special School in Uyo Local Government Area were used as the sample for the study.  The subjects were divided into experimental and control groups. Experimental group were treated with instructional captioned film while control group were treated with conventional sign method. Economics Performance Test (EPT) was used for data collection.  Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated and tested using the Analysis of Covariance at 0.05 significant level. The result revealed that there is an overall significant difference of hearing impaired students academic performance when taught with the use Instructional Captioned Film and those taught using conventional sign method. It was also revealed that gender does not significantly influence academic performance of hearing impaired economics students.  The study therefore recommended the use of Instructional Captioned Film for teaching the hearing impaired students in Special School in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

Keywords:  Instructional Captioned Film, Conventional Sign Language, SSI Hearing Impaired Economic Students, and Academic Performance.

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