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ERIC Number: EJ793834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Self-Assessments and Other Perceptions of Successful Adults Who Are Deaf: An Initial Investigation
Luckner, John L.; Stewart, Jason
American Annals of the Deaf, v148 n3 p243-250 Sum 2003
More often than not, deafness is portrayed, not only in the literature in education and rehabilitation but in society in general, in a pathological way that focuses on deficiency, dysfunction, and deviance. Consequently, there has been a paucity of research on successful individuals who are deaf. The purpose of the present study was to help counter this tendency by gathering information from successful deaf adults. Fourteen deaf adults, who were nominated by their peers as being successful, participated in videotaped interviews. The interviews were transcribed, coded, and clustered according to common themes. Participants reflected on their success and made recommendations for children and youth who are deaf, parents, teachers, and employers. A summary of the results, limitations of the study, and recommendations for practice are provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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