Deaf Education in America Voices of Children from Inclusion Settings

ISBN-10: 1563683628

ISBN-13: 9781563683626

Edition: 2007

Authors: Janet Cerney
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Description: Deaf Education in America: Voices of Children from Inclusion Settingsprovides a detailed examination of the complex issues surrounding the integration of deaf students into the general classroom. Author Janet Cerney begins her comprehensive work by stressing to parents, educators, and policymakers the importance of learning the circumstances in which mainstreaming and inclusion can be successful for deaf students. This process requires stakeholders to identify and evaluate the perceived benefits and risks before making placement and implementation decisions. The influences of the quality of communication and the relationships built by and with the students are of paramount importance in leading to success. In conjunction with these principles, this thorough study examines the theory and history behind inclusion, including the effects of the No Child Left Behind education act. Cerney incorporates this knowledge with interviews of the deaf students themselves as well as with their interpreters and teachers. To ensure complete candidness, the students were surveyed in their homes, and the interpreters and educators were questioned separately. Through these exchanges, Cerney could determine what worked well for the deaf students, what barriers interfered with their access to communication, and what support structures were needed to eliminate those barriers. As a result,Deaf Education in Americaoffers concrete information on steps that can be taken to ensure success in an inclusion setting, results that reverberate through the voices of the deaf students.

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Glossary
Deaf Education in America
The Social Side of Learning
Historical and Cultural Influences in Deaf Education
Accountability and Legal Influences in Deaf Education
Confronting the Realities of Inclusion
Educational Interpreting
Distinguishing Characteristics of Deaf Students and Their Learning Environments
The Research Study
Voices of Deaf Children
Interviews With Educational Interpreters
Interviews With Deaf Education Teachers
Interviews With Regular Education Teachers
Conclusions and Recommendations
References
Index
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