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Kusters, Annelies; De Meulder, Maartje – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The authors argue that "Deafhood" (a term coined by Dr. Paddy Ladd) is an open-ended concept with an essentialist core. They describe how deaf people who have attended their Deafhood lectures and workshops have perceived different aspects of the Deafhood concept, and compare the basic tenets of Deafhood and criticisms on Deafhood to theories and…
Descriptors: Speech, Oral Language, Deafness, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Feist, Amber M.; Saladin, Shawn P.; Hansmann, Sandra – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The authors used the hermeneutics approach within social cognitive career theory to explore employment trends and issues over the past 20 years relevant to Hispanic women who are deaf. Barriers to employment were discovered including discrepancies due to gender, race/ethnicity, and severity of hearing loss. Recommendations for policymakers and…
Descriptors: Females, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselors, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Cooper, Sheryl B.; Cripps, Jody H.; Reisman, Joel I. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
A literature review identified various kinds of altruism, including altruism devoted to social change and a charitable form of altruism, along with the concept that it is possible for these types to occur independently or simultaneously. A study was conducted with university students in a Deaf studies program to determine the effect of a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Attitudes, Social Services, Altruism
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Johnson, Harold A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The effective initial preparation and ongoing support of teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing has always been a difficult and controversial task. Changes in student demographic characteristics and educational settings, combined with the rapidly diminishing number and diversity of deaf education teacher preparation (DETP) programs,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Deafness
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Nikolaraizi, Magda; Vekiri, Ioanna; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
A mixed research design was used to examine how deaf students used the visual resources of a multimedia software package that was designed to support reading comprehension. The viewing behavior of 8 deaf students, ages 8-12 years, was recorded during their interaction with multimedia software that included narrative texts enriched with Greek Sign…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Literacy, Visual Literacy, Sign Language
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Luckner, John L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Early literacy skills serve as the foundation for the development of subsequent reading skills and strategies. Increasingly, educators are administering early literacy assessments to identify young students who are at risk for reading failure and providing them with additional evidence based interventions. The most widely used assessments for…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies
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Park, Jungjun; Lombardino, Linda J.; Ritter, Michaela – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The investigators measured 7 literacy skills in a group of 21 school-age children with mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss (MSNH group), and compared the scores to those of 2 age-matched groups: children with dyslexia (DYS group) and, as a control, typically developing hearing children (CA group). The MSNH group performed consistently…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Reading Skills, Spelling, Children
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Walter, Gerard G.; Dirmyer, Richard – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
In the last quarter of the 20th century, federal legislation sought to eliminate disability-based discrimination by requiring reasonable accommodations in school and the workplace. One result of this legislation has been increased access to U.S. colleges and universities by deaf and hard of hearing persons. The present article reviews the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Employment Level, Outcomes of Education
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Rabinsky, Rebecca J. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
A qualitative case study using the deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) push-in model was conducted on the perceptions of 3 itinerant deaf educators and 3 general educators working in 1 school district. Participants worked in pairs of 1 deaf educator and 1 general educator at 3 elementary schools. Open-ended research questions guided the study, which…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Special Education Teachers, General Education
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Eriks-Brophy, Alice; Whittingham, JoAnne – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
A questionnaire was used to document the attitudes of 63 classroom teachers in Ottawa, Canada, toward inclusive education for students with hearing loss. The objective was to determine whether teachers had the attitudes, knowledge, and teaching skills proposed to underlie the effective inclusion of these students in regular classrooms. It was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Skills
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Moores, Donald F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
This essay is based on a keynote address, "A Tour of the Horizons," presented to the 2012 annual conference of the Association of College Educators/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE/DHH), held in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Deafness, Subcultures, Special Education Teachers
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Wang, Ye; Spychala, Heather; Harris, Regina S.; Oetting, Tara L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The study explored the effects of a phonics-based early intervention package on the early reading skills of three preschool students who were d/Deaf or hard of hearing who differed in regard to degree of hearing loss, use of amplification, and communication mode. The 40-week intervention (50-week in one case) was delivered through individual and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Phonics, Early Intervention, Deafness
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Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S.; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The Authors examined classifier production during narrative retells by 10 deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 2-4 at a day school for the deaf following a 6-week intervention of repeated viewings of stories in American Sign Language (ASL) paired with scripted teacher mediation. Classifier production, documented through a…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Form Classes (Languages), Pictorial Stimuli, Story Telling
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Weiner, Mary T.; Day, Stefanie J.; Galvan, Dennis – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Student perspectives reflect school climate. The study examined perspectives among deaf and hard of hearing students in residential and large day schools regarding bullying, and compared these perspectives with those of a national database of hearing students. The participants were 812 deaf and hard of hearing students in 11 U.S. schools. Data…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Bullying, Educational Environment
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Berent, Gerald P.; Kelly, Ronald R.; Albertini, John A.; Toscano, Rose Marie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Deaf Learners' Acquisition of fundamental lexical properties of high-frequency English verbs related to transitivity and intransitivity was examined, including the subtle distinction between unergative and unaccusative verbs. A 140-item sentence acceptability rating scale was used to assess this lexical knowledge in deaf college students at two…
Descriptors: Deafness, Language Proficiency, Verbs, English
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