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Lawyer, Gloshanda; Shahan, Cheryl; Holcomb, Leala; Smith, David H. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
Social justice in education means that educators can be agents for bringing equity into the everyday lives of people at every level of society. In order for equity to be obtained, teachers and other school personnel must be able to recognize inequities in all forms, including but not limited to gender, race, class, ability, and language.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Equal Education, Gender Bias
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Tibbitt, Julie – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
Too many deaf and hard of hearing students often do not show age-appropriate academic achievement, and schools have copious data on how deaf and hard of hearing students--especially those of color or those with additional disabilities--are not performing. One way that teachers can improve individual performance is through the use of formative…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Achievement Gap, Student Diversity, Deafness
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Taylor, Katie – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
In an ideal world, classrooms are not designed for and educators are not trained to teach the average student because the average student does not exist. Each student has unique measures, unique strengths, and weaknesses. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) allows teachers to easily accommodate every student; it blurs the lines of special…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Access to Education, Student Needs
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Reed, Candi Mascia – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
Candi Mascia Reed is a retired principal of programs for deaf and hard of hearing students in the Total Communication programs of Bergen County Special Services in the Hackensack School District in New Jersey. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey, Special Education Language and Literacy, Deaf Education Teacher…
Descriptors: Principals, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Teacher Education Programs
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Fleischer, Flavia; Narr, Rachel Friedman; Garrow, Will – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
Deaf education--having deaf students educated in an environment in which they are with other deaf students as well as deaf adults-- matters. This environment allows for Deaf Community Cultural Wealth (DCCW), the knowledge, skills, and tools that a community passes down from one generation to the next, to be acquired by the deaf students (adapted…
Descriptors: Deafness, Access to Education, Hearing Impairments, Student Needs
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Veyvoda, Michelle A.; Falk, Jodi L. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
Kaiser's Room, a New York-based theater arts education organization; St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Brooklyn, N.Y.; and the New York Deaf Theatre are piloting a theater arts program for deaf students with multiple disabilities. The goal: to develop a school-community partnership that provides culturally responsive, linguistically…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Comorbidity, Multiple Disabilities
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Farias, Stephen – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
When Roberta J. Cordano became president of Gallaudet University and began her term in January 2016, it was with an air of positive transformation. Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)--the two demonstration schools under the umbrella of Gallaudet's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Inclusion
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Graham, Patrick; Neild, Raschelle; Shield, Aaron – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
For families and educators, understanding and working with children who experience a combination of deafness and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be challenging. Yet both understanding and work are crucial. For children with ASD to succeed, parents and educators need to understand them and to be able to work together to implement successful…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Comorbidity, Autism
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Arsenault, Kristi – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
This article describes one family's journey with their child, Teresa, who was diagnosed with a mild-to-moderate hearing loss in her left ear and a condition known as hypotonia shortly after birth. Through the course of several tests and diagnoses over the years, Teresa was diagnosed as deaf-blind. After Teresa's needs outgrew what Maryland School…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deaf Blind, Special Schools, Comorbidity
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Beal, Jennifer S.; Small, Davinique – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
About 15 percent of America's deaf and hard of hearing students are African American and about 25 percent are Hispanic/Latinix (Gallaudet Research Institute, 2011). This article documents a process that teachers who work with deaf or hard of hearing students can use to meet the diverse and individualized needs of their students while using…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Manoharan, Arathy – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
After a year of teaching deaf students, Arathy Manoharan realized that she needed to be able to apply the principles of bilingual deaf education in order to be able to do justice to her profession. For this reason, at the age of 23, she moved to the United States to pursue another master's degree in deaf education from McDaniel College in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Cultural Relevance, Deafness, Social Justice
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LaMarr, Todd; Egbert, Lisalee D. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
Suspensions--a form of discipline that removes students temporarily from the learning environment--are used to address unwanted behaviors in the classroom. While suspensions have been a common form of school discipline for many years, they can become problematic when they reach high rates and when they disproportionately impact specific groups of…
Descriptors: Suspension, Social Justice, Deafness, Students with Disabilities
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Morán, Norma; Torres, Franklin C. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
Despite different childhood experiences--primarily differences centered around language access--the authors share stories of growing up in large Spanish-speaking families with a strong sense of cultural identity and values. Now as they raise three children together, this is what they want for them as well--a sense of cultural identity and pride,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Family Environment, Spanish Speaking, Sign Language
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Sims, LaShawna – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
As a wife and mother of a military family, LaShawna Sims has found trying to get services for her sons is different from the work of those parents of deaf and hard of hearing children whose families are not serving in the military. For them, being in the military has required periodic moving--once in the middle of the school year--and each move…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Deafness, Children, Students with Disabilities
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Batamula, Christi; Herbold, Bobbie Jo Kite; Mitchiner, Julie – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
Families who live in the United States or migrated here from other countries and who do not speak English often feel pressured to stop using their home language with their children and to focus on learning English (Fillmore, 2000). This is true for hearing families and for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Parents report that…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Children, Family Role
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