ERIC Number: EJ1071319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
First Steps in the Journey from Consumers to Producers of Research in Deaf Education
Gardiner-Walsh, Stephanie; Kemmery, Megan; Compton, Mary V.
American Annals of the Deaf, v159 n1 p59-74 2014
Faculty Shortages in the study of low-incidence sensory disabilities (deafness, blindness, deaf-blindness) constitute personnel preparation challenges, as documented by a variety of organizations. To alleviate this deficit in the low-incidence sensory disability professoriat, the National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) was created to support the preparation of preservice researchers in these disciplines. This qualitative study documents the emerging perceptions of research by deafness-focused NLCSD first-year doctoral Fellows during their participation in an online enrichment seminar. Thematic analysis of the online interactions of the Fellows reveals their initial steps in their journey from consumers to producers of research. Results of the study offer insight into the preparation process of leadership personnel in deaf education.
Descriptors: Deafness, Incidence, Educational Research, Blindness, Deaf Blind, Sensory Training, Sensory Aids, Qualitative Research, Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes, Fellowships, Online Courses, Enrichment Activities, Seminars, Thematic Approach, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Research Skills, Leadership Training, Research Needs, Ethics, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators, Special Education, Correlation, Teamwork, Preservice Teachers, Capacity Building
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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