ERIC Number: ED436042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Access and Quality Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. The Report of the California Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Education Advisory Task Force.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This report from a California task force provides recommendations to improve the quality of education for the approximately 11,000 students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in California. It begins by discussing the educational barriers faced by students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, including the significance of regional programs and then highlights six recommendations. These include: (1) California should implement a coordinated, statewide, regional education delivery system for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing; (2) criteria for quality deaf and hard-of hearing programs should be implemented; (3) programs servicing children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing should have standards, assessment, and accountability for student achievement; (4) the California Department of Education, institutions of higher education, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and other agencies should collaborate to recruit and train staff; (5) a system of parent and community education and involvement should be established; and (6) the current funding system should be modified to provide sufficient resources for a quality education for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Appendices include a concurrent resolution passed by the California assembly addressing the development and evaluation of pilot programs for pupils with low incidence disabilities, and findings from a study on the education of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Accountability, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Support, Hearing Impairments, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Regional Programs, State Programs
California Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244-2720.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California