Educating Deaf LearnersCreating a Global Evidence Base

Educating Deaf LearnersCreating a Global Evidence Base

Harry Knoors and Marc Marschark

Print publication date: 2015

ISBN: 9780190215194

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Deaf children are not hearing children who can't hear. Education in general, and education for deaf learners in particular, have gone through significant changes over the past three decades. And “change” certainly will be the buzz-word in the foreseeable future. The rapid growth of information and communication technology as well as progress in educational, psychological, and allied research fields have many scholars questioning aspects of traditional school concepts. At the same time, inclusive education has changed the traditional landscape of special education and thus of deaf education in many if not all countries, and yet deaf children continued to lag significantly behind hearing peers in academic achievement. Parents and professionals are just now coming to recognize that there are cognitive, experiential, and social-emotional differences between deaf and hearing students likely to affect academic outcomes. Understanding such differences and determining ways in which to accommodate them through global cooperation must become a top priority in educating deaf learners. Through the participation of a very diverse set of scholars coming together to focus on a specific topic, this volume will take a broad view of learning and academic achievement, considering “the whole child.” This perspective captures the complexities and commonalities in the social, emotional, cognitive, and linguistic mosaic of which the deaf child is a part. It is only through such a holistic consideration of children developing within the context of communicative-social-educational settings that we can understand their academic potential.

Table of Contents

1 Educating Deaf Students in a Global Context

Harry Knoors and Marc Marschark

Part 1 A Changing World for Deaf Learners

2 Being a Deaf Student

Sue Archbold

Part 2 Language, Literacy, and Numeracy

7 Literacy and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Susan R. Easterbrooks and Michella Maiorana-Basas

Part 3 Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development

11 Deaf Children’s Executive Functions

Daan Hermans, Brigitte Vugs, Lian van Berkel-van Hoof, and Harry Knoors

16 The Role of the Environment in Children’s Emotion Socialization

Carolien Rieffe, Anouk P. Netten, Evelien Broekhof, and Guida Veiga

17 Social Relations, Mental Health, and Deaf Learners

Johannes Fellinger and Daniel Holzinger

Part 4 Technology for Learning and Development

19 Language Skills and Literacy of Deaf Children in the Era of Cochlear Implantation

Maria Cristina Caselli, Pasquale Rinaldi, Daniela Onofrio, and Elena Tomasuolo

20 EmotionWeb

Karin Wiefferink, Meinou de Vries, and Lizet Ketelaar

22 Click and Start Learning!

Chantal Gervedink Nijhuis and Arie Terpstra

Part 5Learning and Educational Context

25 Curriculum Design in Dutch Deaf Education

Annet de Klerk, Connie Fortgens, and Annelies van der Eijk


27 Educating Deaf Learners in the 21st Century

Marc Marschark and Harry Knoors

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