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Can Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students be Successful in General Education Classrooms?


by Shirin Antia — February 19, 2007

The purpose of this commentary is to discuss the issues surrounding the educational placement of deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) students and puncture the myth that DHH students in general education classrooms are doomed to academic failure. Presently, about 63% of DHH students attend general education classes for all or part of their school day. Despite their difficulties in accessing classroom communication, they have higher achievement scores than students attending special schools. Although one reason for the increased achievement may be the difference in degree of hearing loss, other contributors of increased achievement include access to the general curriculum, high expectations for achievement, and the availability of quality support services. Finally, it is likely that a combination of facilitators, rather than a single “magic bullet” accounts for the success of DHH students placed in general education classrooms.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 19, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13461, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 12:20:07 PM

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  • Shirin Antia
    University of Arizona
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    SHIRIN ANTIA is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. She does research on social and academic integration of deaf and hard of hearing students who are educated in public schools. She also co-ordinates the teacher preparation program in education of DHH students.
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