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ERIC Number: ED550191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 129
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2671-9732-0
Social Silence: A Phenomenological Study of the Social Experience of Deaf Students from Hearing Families in a Mainstream Educational Setting
Sisia, Nicolle
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northeastern University
For centuries past, children with a hearing loss were educated separately from their hearing peers. With the advent and passing of several legislative and Congressional mandates such as "The Rehabilitation Act," "The Education for all Handicapped Children Act" and "No Child Left Behind," children with a hearing loss are now being educated in classes surrounded by their hearing peers. Some believe the education of children with a hearing loss in a mainstream, academic setting will provide them with the tools they will need to be successful in a predominantly, hearing society. Unfortunately, the social and emotional consequences of this type of academic placement for children with a hearing loss can lead to feelings of loneliness, frustration and isolation. Parental and family influence may have the potential to sway a child's belief as to the academic placement that is most suitable for them. The following is a phenomenological research study that shares the experiences of two adolescents from hearing families who attend school in the mainstream academic setting. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Rehabilitation Act 1973