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Diversity in Deaf Education

Marc Marschark, Venetta Lampropoulou, and Emmanouil K. Skordilis


Education of the deaf has a proud heritage with regard to scholarship and professional education. This is exemplified by the longevity of the International Congress on Education of the Deaf, which was first held in 1878. Just as it was at the time of the first International Congress, diversity continues to be the norm within the population of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners on many different levels. Given that diversity, the logic for the resolutions made at the 1880 Congress in Milan, which sought to proscribe the use of sign language in education of the deaf, is questioned. It is arg ... More

Keywords: deaf, educational outcomes, hard of hearing, International Congress on Education of the Deaf, linguistic diversity

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190493073
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190493073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Marschark, editor
Professor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology

Venetta Lampropoulou, editor
Professor of Deaf Education; Director of the Deaf Studies Unit of the Department of Primary Education, University of Patras, Greece

Emmanouil K. Skordilis, editor
Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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1 Recognizing Diversity in Deaf Education

Greg Leigh and Marc Marschark

2 Evidence-Based Practice in Early Intervention

Marilyn Sass-Lehrer and Alys Young

3 The Transition From Early Intervention to School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

Brenda T. Poon, Janet R. Jamieson, Anat Zaidman-Zait, Deirdre Curle, Nancy Norman, and Noreen Simmons

4 School as a Site for Natural Language Learning

Marlon Kuntze, Debbie Golos, Kimberly Wolbers, Catherine O’Brien, and David Smith

5 On the Home Front

Patrick J. Brice, Rachael M. Plotkin, and Jennifer Reesman

6 High Standard Competencies for Teachers of the Deaf and Other Qualified Professionals

Guido Lichtert, Kevin Miller, Areti Okalidou, Paul Simpson, and Astrid van Wieringen

7 Exploring Signed Language Assessment Tools in Europe and North America

Charlotte Enns, Tobias Haug, Rosalind Herman, Robert Hoffmeister, Wolfgang Mann, and Lynn McQuarrie

9 The Development of Pragmatic Skills in Children and Young People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dianne Toe, Pasquale Rinaldi, Maria Cristina Caselli, Louise Paatsch, and Amelia Church

11 Many Languages, One Goal

Susan R. Easterbrooks, Joanna E. Cannon, and Jessica W. Trussell

12 From Social Periphery to Social Centrality

Gina A. Oliva, Linda Risser Lytle, Mindy Hopper, and Joan M. Ostrove

14 Mental Health Problems of Deaf Children and Adolescents

Tiejo van Gent and Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij

15 A Comprehensive Reading Intervention

Greta Palmberg and Kendra Rask

16 Critical Factors Toward the Inclusion of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Higher Education

Merv Hyde, Magda Nikolaraizi, Denise Powell, and Michael Stinson

17 21st-Century Deaf Workers

Ronald R. Kelly, Andrew B. Quagliata, Richard DeMartino, and Victor Perotti

18 Recognizing Diversity in Deaf Education

Marc Marschark and Greg Leigh

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