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Davison-Mowle, John; Leigh, Greg; Duncan, Jill; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Deafness & Education International, 2018
This study sought to describe and classify the support activities provided by all itinerant teachers for students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in regular schools in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), without exclusion. The itinerant teachers (n = 14) varied in terms of formal qualifications and experience and provided support to all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Itinerant Teachers, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Powell, Denise; Hyde, Merv – Deafness and Education International, 2014
Over the past 150 years in New Zealand, education of deaf and hearing impaired children has undergone a series of transformations. These have included shifts in the underlying philosophies and pedagogies, as well as modifications to how schools and deaf and hearing-impaired students are funded and supported. This article provides an overview of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Educational Philosophy
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Luckner, John; Pierce, Corey – Deafness and Education International, 2013
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing are increasingly being educated in regular education classrooms along with their typical hearing peers. Establishing educational environments that address their unique needs is essential for their success. Response to intervention (RtI), as it is being implemented in the United States, provides a framework…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Program Descriptions
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De Raeve, Leo; Baerts, Johan; Colleye, Evelyne; Croux, Edith – Deafness and Education International, 2012
In the last two decades the population of deaf children has changed dramatically in these countries where universal hearing screening, early intervention, digital hearing aids, and cochlear implants are available. Most of these children can now acquire intelligible spoken language and they go to mainstream school in larger proportions. But…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Early Intervention, Speech, Oral Language
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Swanwick, Ruth A.; Kitchen, Ruth; Clarke, Paula J. – Deafness and Education International, 2012
This study examined different perspectives of deaf education practitioners on deafness and reading comprehension. This involved a full deaf education support team comprising teachers of the deaf, communication support workers, and deaf instructors from a UK citywide service covering early years, primary and secondary settings. Using a focus group…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Sign Language, Focus Groups, Deafness
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Brown, P. Margaret; Paatsch, Louise – Deafness and Education International, 2010
This study investigated the beliefs and practices of 28 teachers of the deaf about their practices. The teachers were all working in oral settings either as visiting teachers or teachers in a mainstream school facility supporting groups of students with hearing loss. Teachers who used an Auditory Verbal approach largely adopted a positivist…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Deafness, Oral Communication Method, Educational Practices
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Sutton-Spence, Rachel; Ramsey, Claire – Deafness and Education International, 2010
Deaf teachers around the world have folk models and beliefs that reflect their understanding of what deaf children need to learn in order to develop healthy identities as deaf people. In this research we report what teachers from England, the USA and Mexico have told us about using creative signing with deaf children. Themes emerging from our data…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Fortnum, Heather; Stacey, Paula; Barton, Garry; Summerfield, A. Quentin – Deafness and Education International, 2007
A large study in the United Kingdom of support options for deaf and hearing-impaired children was conducted between 1998 and 2001. Findings have been reported on prevalence, demography, auditory performance, communication skills, educational achievements, and quality of life, costs including costs of compulsory education and costs incurred by…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Deafness, Quality of Life, Demography
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Quay, Suzanne – Deafness and Education International, 2005
Deaf education is in a period of great transition in Japan as a result of the "Educational Reform Plan for the 21st Century" proposed by the Japanese education ministry. Unfortunately, the communication needs of deaf students have not been taken into account in the Plan's recommendations. One area where deaf students must attain the same…
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)