Abstract

This presentation will consider and contribute to extant discourse regarding issues concerning the participation and interaction of d/Deaf and hard of hearing students in general education classroom. According to the Gallaudet Research Institute (2004), the percentage of d/Deaf and hard of hearing students in local regular public schools in the United States has increase from 46% in 1977–1978 to 91% in 2002–2003. Specifically, the U.S. Department of Education (2013) reports that 14.1% of students with hearing impairment spend less than 40 percent of their school day in the general education classroom, and 16.7% spend between 40 to 70 percent of their time in the general education classroom, whereas 56.1% spend more than 80 percent of their day in the general education classroom. Hence, there is an urgent need to identify key issues concerning the participation and interaction of d/Deaf and hard of hearing students in general classroom.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0061
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada