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ERIC Number: EJ769033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Preparing Future Teachers and Doctoral-Level Leaders in Deaf Education: Meeting the Challenge
Andrews, Jean F.; Covell, John A.
American Annals of the Deaf, v151 n5 p464-475 Win 2006-2007
The deaf education profession faces a critical juncture. First, the 2006 leadership crisis that swept deaf education's flagship institution--Gallaudet University--will propel professionals to think deeply about promoting diversity, equity, and access in deaf education teacher and leadership preparation programs. Second, personnel shortages require attention: Teacher and leadership voids in university and K-12 programs loom if training efforts are not increased. Teaching and leadership needs center on three challenges: (a) understanding the "changing demographic composition" of the student, teacher, and leadership populations; (b) "developing an evolving curriculum" founded on "research-based practices"; (c) continuing to enlarge the knowledge base through "applied research in the social sciences." Two case studies examine teacher training and leadership programs at universities that address these challenges. The importance of workplace deaf-hearing bicultural teams is examined. Implications for the preparation of teacher and leadership personnel in deaf education are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001