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Lee, ChongMin; Pott, Scot A. – Deafness & Education International, 2018
Although the attitudes of hearing people towards deaf people have been studied for several years, most of these studies have focused on medical professionals or children in K-12 classrooms. Limited research has examined the attitudes of hearing university students towards deaf people in sign language courses. This study aimed to investigate and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Deafness, Sign Language, College Students
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Lissi, María Rosa; Sebastián, Christian; Iturriaga, Cristián; Vergara, Martín – Deafness & Education International, 2017
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) students' difficulties with written language have been consistently reported, but there are few studies about deaf students' reading practices and experiences. This study aimed to characterize past and current reading experiences of Chilean D/HH adolescents. There were 46 participating students (7th-12th graders).…
Descriptors: Deafness, Adolescents, Reading, Semi Structured Interviews
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Rekkedal, Ann Mette – Deafness and Education International, 2015
This study investigates factors associated with the listening perception of classroom communication by students with hearing loss, based on the students' and their teachers' views. It also examines how students with different degrees of hearing loss may perceive their classmates. To explore the relationships between the factors Structural Equation…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Classroom Communication, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Archbold, Sue; Mayer, Connie – Deafness and Education International, 2012
This paper reviews the impact that cochlear implantation has had on the practice of deaf education in terms of educational placement, communication choices, and educational attainments. Although there is variation in outcome, more children with implants are going to mainstream schools, and using spoken language as their primary means of…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Deafness, Assistive Technology, Educational Environment
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Saunders, Jo – Deafness and Education International, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the support that exists for deaf students in the transition between further education and school into higher education in the UK. Deaf students make applications to higher education from a variety of educational institutions, such as Specialist Colleges for the Deaf, hearing impaired units within…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Deafness
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Mather, Julie; Gregory, Sue; Archbold, Sue – Deafness and Education International, 2011
Fifteen young people who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants were interviewed about their experiences. The majority had become full-time users, and all found improvements in listening with the second implant, including those who did not continue to wear it. All would recommend sequential bilateral implantation to their peers. For…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Assistive Technology, Interviews
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Mather, Julie; Archbold, Sue; Gregory, Sue – Deafness and Education International, 2011
A semi-structured interview format was used to explore the experiences and attitudes of twelve parents and twelve teachers of young people, aged 11-18 years, who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants. The parents stressed the importance of involving the young person in the decision to go ahead with the second implant. Although all…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Interviews, Parents
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Byrnes, Linda J. – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This study gives seventy-three students with hearing loss an opportunity to give their opinion on different educational settings. These students were being educated in either their local school or in a support class in government secondary (Years seven-twelve) schools in New South Wales (Australia). At both the individual and the systemic school…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Special Classes, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Powers, Steve – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This article reports the main findings of a study of twenty-seven high achieving deaf students in England which sought the views of the deaf students, their parents, teachers, and other school professionals on reasons for success. It is a replication of a previous American study but in a UK context. The main findings match those of the American…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Parent Attitudes
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Sutherland, Hilary; Young, Alys – Deafness and Education International, 2007
To date, much information about Sign Bilingualism, gleaned from parents and/or teachers, has been written from a strong hearing viewpoint. As deaf children should be the main beneficiaries from a Sign Bilingual Education, this project was designed to enable the children to recall their experiences and share their multi-aspect views with other deaf…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Bilingualism
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Dixon, Roz – Deafness and Education International, 2006
One of the values of retrospective studies in bullying is that they give the "service-user" an opportunity to feed their experiences and suggestions back into the school system. This paper reports on the advice given to schools by a cross section of adults who were D/deaf (n = 35) during a qualitative, retrospective study on bullying that involves…
Descriptors: Bullying, Deafness, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Hung, Hsin-Ling; Paul, Peter V. – Deafness and Education International, 2006
This paper focuses on secondary school hearing students' perspectives on inclusion of peers who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) in their general education classrooms. Adopting insights from contact theory and ecological theory of human development, the researchers examined the effects of contact related factors (contact experience, closeness,…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Student Attitudes, Partial Hearing, Deafness
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Barnes, Lynne – Deafness and Education International, 2006
There is clear evidence that increasing numbers of deaf students are now beginning to enter higher education (http://www.natdisteam.ac.uk). However, it is also evident that many of these students enter university presenting at below national norms in terms of their literacy. In short, many pre-lingual deaf students face an incredible language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Deafness, National Norms
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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
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Punch, Renee; Hyde, Merv – Deafness and Education International, 2005
This article reports on the social participation of hard-of-hearing adolescents attending integrated school settings with itinerant teacher support, and the relationship between the students' perceptions of their social participation and their social self-concept and career decision-making. As part of a mixed methods study investigating the career…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Hearing Impairments, Adolescents, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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