Evaluating teachers’ preparedness to work with students who are deaf and hard of hearing with disabilities
ANATIONAL SURVEY was conducted to determine the needs of teachers and service providers working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing with disabilities (DWD). Quantitative and qualitative questions were asked regarding knowledge of, training with, and strategies used with students who are DWD. Responses from 264 professionals working with this population are reported. Results are reviewed and tied to previous research before and after the 2008 revalidation of the Council on Education of the Deaf standards for teachers of the deaf. Final recommendations are made for (a) virtual learning opportunities, (b) hands-on field experiences and course work in teacher preparation programs, and (c) empirically based research. By understanding the needs of professionals who are currently working with students who are DWD, researchers can help improve teacher preparation programs as well as improve the educational systems currently in place for these learners.
American Annals of the Deaf
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Guardino. (2015). Evaluating Teachers’ Preparedness to Work With Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing With Disabilities. American Annals of the Deaf (Washington, D.C. 1886), 160(4), 415–426. https://doi.org/10.1353/aad.2015.0030