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ERIC Number: EJ1129070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-3154
Sign Language as Medium of Instruction in Botswana Primary Schools: Voices from the Field
Mpuang, Kerileng D.; Mukhopadhyay, Sourav; Malatsi, Nelly
Deafness & Education International, v17 n3 p132-143 2015
This descriptive phenomenological study investigates teachers' experiences of using sign language for learners who are deaf in the primary schools in Botswana. Eight in-service teachers who have had more than ten years of teaching deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) learners were purposively selected for this study. Data were collected using multiple strategies: (i) written open ended questionnaire, (ii) focus group discussions, and followed by (iii) individual interviews. Moustakas' modified van Kaam method was used for analysis. Four predominant themes emerged: (i) teaching DHH learners; (ii) teachers of DHH learners; (iii) use of sign language as a medium of instruction; and (iv) teachers' preferences for use of total communication. Based on the findings, recommendations were made.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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