ERIC Number: ED390186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Removing Licensure Barriers for Deaf Professionals.
Martin, David S.
Issues are discussed regarding requirements for standardized, written tests for licensure and certification for individuals with hearing impairments who wish to undertake professions such as teaching and social work. Alternative approaches to testing and the use of multiple measures in assessing candidates who have hearing impairments are considered. Concerns include difficulties with the English language, the inclusion of content in written test items that is not in the experience of persons with hearing impairments, and time constraints that do not permit qualified candidates to work through such difficulties. The portfolio method of assessment, which is based on several types of material demonstrating the achievement and competencies of the candidate, is presented as an alternative to written tests. A portfolio assessment could include: course grades in content and pedagogy areas, short-essay responses to a classroom teaching situation, internship observations and written evaluation, written recommendations and interview results, and a videotape of the candidate's teaching. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teachers with Disabilities
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (18th, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 16-20, 1995).