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ERIC Number: EJ1237148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Reading Literacy Development of Deaf Students in Special Schools in Iran
Hassanzadeh, Saeid; Nikkhoo, Fatemeh
International Journal of Special Education, v34 n1 p245-254 2019
Reading literacy is one of the most important abilities acquired by students at school. The aim of this study was to compare the development of reading ability of deaf and hearing students in Iran. A retrospective study was done through "Progress in International Reading Literacy Study scale with a cross sectional design. Participants were 80 students with congenital profound hearing loss in primary, middle, and secondary schools for the deaf, as well as 80 hearing peers in regular schools. The results revealed a significant difference in reading literacy between deaf and hearing students in all educational grades. However, no development in reading skills of deaf students was seen after primary schools; denoting that reading skills have not been developing through middle and secondary schools in the deaf students. The mean scores of female students were higher than male students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 9; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Grade 12
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran (Tehran)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study
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