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ERIC Number: ED555684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-3
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 108
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
How Ready Are Postsecondary Institutions for Students Who Are d/Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing?
Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Schoffstall, Sarah J.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou
Grantee Submission, Education Policy Analysis Archives v22 n13 Mar 2014
Educational policy in the United States is increasingly focused on the need for individuals to be academically ready for postsecondary education experiences. The focus of these initiatives, however, centers primarily on individuals and their competencies and characteristics, and not on the capacities of postsecondary institutions to serve them. This article uses the lens of students who are d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) to explore ways in which college readiness can be conceptualized as overlapping continuums of preparedness for both individuals and institutions. The article first summarizes research on students who are DHH and their readiness across core domains of academic preparation, language and communication, and soft skills. The article then discusses considerations at the institutional level such as accommodations, direct vs. mediated communication, student disclosure rates, and their level of accessibility for students who have a different academic, linguistic, and cultural experience than most institutional infrastructure is designed to serve. We conclude with considerations for future investigation and an expansion of the dialog around readiness and postsecondary education.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Grant or Contract Numbers: H326D110003