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ERIC Number: EJ776315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Deaf and Hearing Partnerships: Ethical and Communication Considerations
Benedict, Beth S.; Sass-Lehrer, Marilyn
American Annals of the Deaf, v152 n3 p275-282 2007
With few exceptions, a hearing perspective controls the direction of deaf education nationally and internationally. People who are hearing have a powerful influence over decisions that affect legislation, policies, professional organizations, research agendas, and curricular decisions related to deaf education. Although this situation is changing in some arenas, people who are deaf often have relatively less influence than their hearing counterparts in shaping the educational agenda. The authors, one deaf and one hearing, relate their views on the challenge of changing this imbalance of power and discuss their personal experiences as friends and professional collaborators as they offer strategies for creating and nurturing partnerships between people who are deaf and people who are hearing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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