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ERIC Number: ED557808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 242
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-8213-8
Embracing the Wind: An Autoethnography
Mills, Philip R.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
This autoethnographic research is based on the personal experiences of the researcher whose purpose was to explore the issues and challenges of educating deaf children. This genre of qualitative research makes use of the researcher's experiences to explore the culture(s) involved through an insider's perspective. The primary source for data in this research is the personal history of the researcher as related in narrative form. Two field experiences were conducted as a means of further enhancing the data set used to answer the research questions. The literature search was guided by the topics and themes which were evident in the researcher's self-narrative. The field experiences were planned and shaped by reflection on the written self-narrative, interviews with family members who were involved in the self-narrative, and artifacts from the researcher's life. This blending of storytelling and research led to several conclusions concerning the education of the deaf. The current trends in education concerning the placement of deaf students and standardized testing indicate a need for more in-depth education for prospective administrators. It also concluded that the education of the deaf must be approached from a cultural, holistic perspective to address its various deficiencies. [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
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Language: English
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