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ERIC Number: EJ1031361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Meeting High Expectations: Healthy Thinking, Resiliency, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Egbert, Lisalee D.; LaMarr, Todd; Hossler, Tami; Davenport, Carrie; Crace, Jodee
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v15 p86-89 2014
The authors present a positive outlook for deaf and hard of hearing children in meeting the high expectations set before them. Like all children, deaf and hard of hearing children thrive in environments that support and promote healthy ways of thinking. When individuals have healthy ways of thinking, they have what researchers call a "growth mindset," and part of a growth mindset is resiliency. When a child who is resilient faces a challenge, he or she will try different solutions, exhibit greater effort, and not easily give up. Developing resiliency and growth mindsets in students has been found to lead to increased academic achievement. As teachers and parents together raise expectations for deaf and hard of hearing children, they must foster that resiliency. Children with growth mindsets go through life with high expectations for themselves, the resilience to overcome and persist through challenges, and a sense of confidence in handling whatever situation comes their way.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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