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ERIC Number: EJ824842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Giving the Spoon Back: Higher Teacher Expectations of Achievement for Students Who Are Deaf
Smith, David H.
Qualitative Report, v13 n4 p657-694 Dec 2008
This single case study examined a Deaf teacher's behaviors and beliefs that reflect her expectations of her deaf students. Primary modes of communication used were American Sign Language and written English. Data were collected via videotaped observations and interviews. Analysis was done by coding utterances of the participants using a deductive framework and using an inductive approach to find patterns among the coded utterances. Teacher behavior and student reactions revealed high expectations for student achievement. The overarching factor that reflected teacher expectations was the positive classroom climate established by the teacher. Recommendations for further research to examine teacher expectations with other settings and participants are included. (Contains 6 tables, 2 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A