ERIC Number: ED117904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing Impaired Pupils in the Mainstream.
Birch, Jack W.
Provided primarily for regular class teachers and administrators is information on mainstreaming hearing impaired students. Reasons behind the movement toward regular class placement of hearing impaired pupils are noted and two basic views as to how it should be done are identified. Defined are relevant terms such as mainstreaming, hearing aid, and hearing impaired. A chapter on the influence of hearing impairment on education includes discussion of the nature of the hearing defect, and differences in educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing pupils. In a section on characteristics of successful mainstreaming, instructional settings and pupil characteristics are listed and five principles basic to mainstreaming (such as teach toward hearing world participation) are explained. Guidelines presented for making mainstreaming function include a model for preservice and inservice preparation, suggestions for regular class teachers and administrators, and information on professional roles and facilities. The second half of the book consists of descriptions of various complete and partial approaches to mainstreaming in 10 public school systems and four residential schools. The programs were chosen to represent a range of sizes and geographical locations. (LS)
Descriptors: Administration, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Guidelines, Hearing Impairments, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Residential Schools
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($4.00, Publication No. 127)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Leadership Training Inst./Special Education.