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Educating Deaf Students in a Global Context

Educating Deaf Students in a Global Context

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Educating Deaf Students in a Global Context
Source:
Educating Deaf Learners
Author(s):
Harry Knoors, Marc Marschark
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215194.003.0001

Deaf students should not be viewed simply as hearing students who cannot hear. Based on reviews of the evidence base, there are weaknesses and gaps in deaf education; educational interventions based on solid evidence from research and practice are needed. This chapter discusses globalization and informatization, the ways these forces are changing the world that current and future deaf students will live in, and the consequences for education in general and for deaf students in particular. The discussion is premised on the heterogeneity of deaf learners, the relatively low number of such learners, and the changes that deaf education faces in trying to adapt to changes in the population of deaf learners and the societal context. Despite considerable progress, intensified international collaboration is needed to create a global evidence base for successful education of deaf students in this 21st century.

Keywords:   globalization, informatization, 21st century, global evidence base, deaf education

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