ERIC Number: ED368150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Social Conditions of Hearing-Impaired Pupils in Regular Classes. Reprints and Miniprints No. 773.
This pamphlet summarizes a Swedish thesis describing the social situation of hearing-impaired pupils (n=215) integrated in regular classes. Pupils with hearing impairments in grades 1-11 in two counties in Sweden were interviewed, questionnaires were completed by parents and teachers, sociometric studies were carried out, and observations were made. Results indicated that hearing-impaired pupils were less satisfied with their social situation and had fewer friends than their hearing classmates--particularly among teenagers. Younger pupils, pupils not using hearing aids, and pupils with better functional hearing had a more favorable social situation. The thesis concluded that many different circumstances influence the social situation of a pupil with a hearing impairment, including attitudes, behaviors, and personalities of staff and schoolmates; circumstances in the physical environment; and characteristics of the hearing-impaired pupils themselves, such as functional hearing capacity, additional handicaps, personality, and age. (Contains 15 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.