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Meadow-Orlans, Kathryn P. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
This article discusses research in deaf education. It addresses the social and cultural context of deaf education, the technological and policy context of deaf education, underrepresented and neglected groups of children with deafness, and funding for research on deafness. Topics of concern for the new millennium are identified. (Contains…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Deafness, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jackson, A. Lyn – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
Deaf children with signing parents, nonnative signing deaf children, children from a hearing impaired unit, oral deaf children, and hearing controls were tested on theory of Mind (ToM) tasks and a British sign language receptive language test. Language ability correlated positively and significantly with ToM ability. Age underpinned the…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Children, Cognitive Development, Deafness
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Molander, B. O.; Pedersen, Svend; Norell, Kia – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
A Swedish interview study of how deaf pupils reason about phenomena in a science context revealed significant variation in the extent to which pupils used scientific principles for reasoning about science phenomena, which suggests that for some pupils, school science offers little as a framework for reasoning. (Contains references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Concept Formation, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnston, Trevor – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
Re-examination of data on noun-verb pair comprehension and production in Australian and American Sign Language confirm the existence of formationally related noun-verb pairs in Auslan in which the verb displays a single movement and the noun displays a repeated movement. Overall, the derivational process appears closely linked to an iconic base…
Descriptors: Adults, American Sign Language, Children, Cultural Differences
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Elliot, Lisa B.; Stinson, Michael S.; McKee, Barbara G.; Everhart, Victoria S.; Francis, Pamela J. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
This study evaluated the perceptions of 36 deaf college students concerning the utility of C-Print, a real-time speech-to-text transcription system. Questionnaire responses and interviews indicated students rated C-Print highly for leading to good comprehension, better than that of an interpreter. They also rated the hard copy printout provided by…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students, Communication Aids (for Disabled)
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Komesaroff, Linda – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
This study describes changes at an Australian school for the deaf toward a language policy favoring the increased use of Australian Sign Language and bilingual pedagogy. Teachers' dissatisfaction with educational outcomes and current practices propelled these changes. Beliefs about language policy and practices are explored, as are the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Educational Philosophy
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Polich, Laura – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
This article reviews the condition of education of the deaf in Nicaragua. It places education of the deaf in Nicaragua in a historical perspective; reports the results of a survey of 50 teachers of the deaf concerning their training, experience, and awareness of other services; and discusses national policies that, so far, have had only indirect…
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Lewis, Margaret S. Jelinek; Jackson, Dorothy W. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
This study assessed deaf and hearing students' comprehension of captions with and without visuals/video. Results indicate that reading grade level is highly correlated with caption comprehension test scores. Comprehension of the deaf students was consistently below that of hearing students. The captioned video produced significantly better…
Descriptors: Captions, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Media Literacy
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Figueras-Costa, Berta; Harris, Paul – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
Twenty-one children (ages 4-11) prelingually deaf and orally trained, were tested with verbal and nonverbal versions of a false-belief task. Children did not perform above chance in the verbal task. The nonverbal task significantly facilitated performance, however, only older children performed above change in the nonverbal false-belief tests.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Beliefs, Children, Cognitive Ability
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Young, Alys; Andrews, Elizabeth – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
A review of the literature reporting effects on parents of universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) focuses on debates surrounding false positive identification, the evidence base for maternal/parental anxiety, consent, and family cultural/sociodemographic influences on the effective implementation of the UNHS programs, especially the pilot…
Descriptors: Auditory Tests, Disability Identification, Family Attitudes, Family Influence
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Paul, Peter V. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 1996
This overview of the relationship of reading vocabulary knowledge to reading comprehension offers a vocabulary acquisition model that asserts that both breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge are critical to comprehension. The vocabulary/comprehension relationship and the acquisition of word meanings are compared for hearing and deaf students,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Language Acquisition
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Pollard, Robert Q., Jr. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 1996
This article considers the purposes of preoperative psychological assessment of cochlear implant candidates, addressing the issues of candidate selection, exclusion, and readiness. Aspects of motivation and informed consent as well as ethical issues are also considered, and specific assessment methodologies, including questionnaires, interviews,…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Cochlear Implants, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deafness
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Stewart, David A.; Kluwin, Thomas N. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 1996
This article examines literature on deaf interpreting in school settings and reviews guidelines for educational interpreters from 15 school districts, noting discrepancies between guideline recommendations, what actually occurs in classrooms, and what research has found concerning: (1) production of the message by the interpreter; (2) reception of…
Descriptors: Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Stinson, Michael; And Others – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 1996
Fifty deaf and hard-of-hearing students mainstreamed in postsecondary classes rated their classroom communication ease with hearing instructors, hearing peers, and deaf peers. Both quantitative and qualitative results indicated that students varied considerably in their communication with hearing peers and professors, in their relations with deaf…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Classroom Communication, College Students, Communication Skills
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Musselman, Carol; And Others – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 1996
This study examined the social adjustment of deaf adolescents enrolled in segregated (n=39), partially integrated (n=15), and mainstreamed (n=17) settings. Partially integrated students reported better adjustment than mainstreamed students with deaf peers; mainstreamed students reported better adjustment than partially integrated students with…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Competence
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