Deaf Education in America: Voices of Children from Inclusion Settings

Deaf Education in America: Voices of Children from Inclusion Settings

by Janet Cerney
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563683628

ISBN-13: 9781563683626

Pub. Date: 12/15/2007

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

Deaf Education in America: Voices of Children from Inclusion Settings provides 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

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Deaf Education in America: Voices of Children from Inclusion Settings provides 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 America offers 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563683626
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Glossary     xiii
Deaf Education in America
The Social Side of Learning     3
Historical and Cultural Influences in Deaf Education     9
Accountability and Legal Influences in Deaf Education     20
Confronting the Realities of Inclusion     26
Educational Interpreting     40
Distinguishing Characteristics of Deaf Students and Their Learning Environments     50
The Research Study
Voices of Deaf Children     59
Interviews With Educational Interpreters     110
Interviews With Deaf Education Teachers     157
Interviews With Regular Education Teachers     169
Conclusions and Recommendations     182
References     193
Index     206

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