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

Brown, P. Margaret and Paatsch, Louise 2010, Beliefs, practices, and expectations of oral teachers of the deaf, Deafness & education international, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 135-148, doi: 10.1179/146431510X12626982043840.

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Title Beliefs, practices, and expectations of oral teachers of the deaf
Author(s) Brown, P. Margaret
Paatsch, LouiseORCID iD for Paatsch, Louise
Journal name Deafness & education international
Volume number 12
Issue number 3
Start page 135
End page 148
Total pages 14
Publisher Maney Publishing
Place of publication Leeds, England
Publication date 2010-09
ISSN 1464-3154
Keyword(s) education of the deaf
oral education
teacher beliefs
teacher practices
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1179/146431510X12626982043840
Field of Research 130312 Special Education and Disability
Socio Economic Objective 939907 Special Needs Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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