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Beliefs, practices, and expectations of oral teachers of the deaf

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posted on 2010-09-01, 00:00 authored by P Brown, Louise PaatschLouise Paatsch
This study investigated the beliefs and practices of 28 teachers of the deaf about their practices. The teachers were all working in oral settings either as visiting teachers or teachers in a mainstream school facility supporting groups of students with hearing loss. Teachers who used an Auditory Verbal approach largely adopted a positivist paradigm, whereas those using an Auditory Oral approach were more likely to adopt a constructivist paradigm. Those using a mixed approach (AV/AO) adopted a paradigm that was a mix of both positivist and constructivist. Results suggest that there is a strong relationship between the underlying beliefs of teachers and the model of practice that they adopt, and that professional experience, professional development and the inclusion movement exert an influence on those beliefs and practices.

History

Journal

Deafness & education international

Volume

12

Issue

3

Pagination

135 - 148

Publisher

Maney Publishing

Location

Leeds, England

ISSN

1464-3154

eISSN

1557-069X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, W. S. Maney & Son Ltd