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ERIC Number: ED470199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Comparing Teachers' and Parents' Mental Models for Teaching Hearing-Impaired Children To Speak.
Tzeng, Jeng-Yi
In order to understand the cognitive and affective roots underpinning the differences between teachers' and parents' teaching approaches for hearing-impaired children, this study proposes a four-level analysis structure (global-level schema, middle-level schema, local-level schema, and prepositional reasoning) to construct and then compare teachers' and parents' mental models for teaching. The outcomes of this comparison reveal many fundamentally different perceptions and attitudes about teaching between teachers and parents, which often result in ineffective communication between the two. Therefore, it is suggested that to improve the effectiveness of instruction between teachers and parents in special education, one needs to understand how teaching exceptional children is mentally represented before any intervention is designed. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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