ERIC Number: EJ887468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Introduction: Toward an Understanding of Epistemology and Deafness
Paul, Peter V.; Moores, Donald F.
American Annals of the Deaf, v154 n5 p421-427 Win 2010
The major concept of epistemology--or epistemologies--is discussed, as well as related terms such as "paradigm" and "science". Also covered are two broad paradigms, the clinical and the cultural, that seem to drive theorizing, research, and practice regarding individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. The two paradigms emanate from different epistemologies and might account for much of the tension in research and practice. Finally, the authors present their view on the nature of scholarly inquiries--namely, that theory, research, and practice should adhere to the principles of a multiparadigmatic science.
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Epistemology, Deafness, Disabilities, Models, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Ethnic Groups
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