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Swanwick, Ruth; Marschark, Marc – Deafness and Education International, 2010
Decades of research on educational and basic scientific questions relating to deaf children have yielded a wealth of knowledge about how they learn and develop as thinking, social, problem-solving individuals. However, we currently lack channels for communication from teachers to researchers about the priorities in education and from researchers…
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Research, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Swanwick, Ruth; Tsverik, Isabel – Deafness and Education International, 2007
A central feature of a sign bilingual approach is the use of sign language, and the associated role of deaf adults in deaf children's education. This project explores whether this approach is compatible with the goals of cochlear implantation, which are to maximise a deaf child's potential to hear and improve speech perception. There is no…
Descriptors: Observation, Language Role, Sign Language, Deafness
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Swanwick, Ruth; Oddy, Anne; Roper, Tom – Deafness and Education International, 2005
Consistent evidence from research studies between 1980 and 2000 indicates that deaf children lag behind hearing peers (by 2 to 3.5 years) in mathematics. This study seeks to explore the reasons for this persistent underachievement by focusing on results from the National Mathematics tests taken in the UK by all 14 year olds. The study analysed a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Deafness, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement