ERIC Number: ED209859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Integration of the Profoundly Deaf and Severely Hearing Impaired in Ordinary Classes.
Jansson, Karin, Ed.
School Research Newsletter, n1 Feb 1981
Preliminary results of an ongoing investigation of the effects of regular school placement on hearing impaired children in Skane, Sweden, are reported. A pilot survey of about 20 pupils, their parents, teachers, and headmasters was conducted for the purpose of developing a questionnaire. Questionnaires were sent to parents, teachers, and headmasters. Pupils have been interviewed. Initial observations include the following: (1) owing to poor acoustics, many pupils seem more disturbed than helped by audiological equipment; (2) teaching situations in which the hearing impaired pupil cannot hear what classmates are saying are accepted as a matter of course; (3) hearing impaired pupils frequently have to carry a teacher's microphone and other bulky equipment from one classroom to another; and (4) insufficient attention has been paid to the problems of pupils with one sided deafness, who do not usually wear hearing aids. The project is currently involved in observations, combined with videorecordings of the school situation of a limited number of pupils and a followup of pupils who have discontinued or concluded their schooling and of a limited number of hearing impaired adults. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Skoloverstyrelsen National Board of Education, Stockholm (Sweden).