ERIC Number: ED380917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Implications and Complications for Deaf Students of the Full Inclusion Movement. Occasional Paper 94-2.
Johnson, Robert Clover, Ed.; Cohen, Oscar P., Ed.
This collection of papers examines the controversy about the full inclusion movement for students with deafness. The collection begins with an introduction by Oscar P. Cohen which traces the history of education of deaf students, examines legal provisions used to justify full inclusion, and urges continuation of the continuum of special services. Other papers include: "Deaf Students and Full Inclusion: Who Wants To Be Excluded?" (Arthur N. Schildroth and Sue A. Hotto), which examines the demographics of deafness and educational placement; "The Potential Impact on Deaf Students of the Full Inclusion Movement" (Michael Stinson and Harry Lang), which considers the philosophy of inclusion and its social consequences on deaf children; "The Price of Dreams: Who Will Pay It?" (Claire Ramsey), which analyzes the relationship between full inclusion and American ideals and examines deaf student-hearing student interaction in mainstream settings; "An Interpreted Education: Inclusion or Exclusion?" (Elizabeth A. Winston), which addresses whether educational interpreting provides access or creates new unanticipated barriers; "Replacing Myths about Deafness" (Oscar P. Cohen), which dismantles certain myths that are believed by inclusion advocates; "Mainstreaming and Inclusion: A Deaf Perspective" (Rachel Stone), which discusses the importance of deaf peers, deaf role models, and deaf culture in deaf children's formative years; "Psychosocial Implications of Full Inclusion for Deaf Children and Adolescents" (Irene Leigh), which focuses on the dangers full inclusion would impose on deaf children's psychosocial development; "National Association of the Deaf Statement on Full Inclusion"; and "Statement on Full Inclusion" (I. King Jordan). (Most papers contain references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Demography, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Misconceptions, Peer Relationship, Position Papers, Special Classes, Special Education, Special Schools, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Placement
Robert Clover Johnson, Research Editor, Gallaudet Research Institute, HMB S421, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20002.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Research Inst., Washington, DC.