Co-Enrollment in Deaf Education Learners

Autor/a: MARSCHARK, Marc; ANTIA, Shirin; KNOORS, Harry (eds.)
Año: 2019
Editorial: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Papel




Co-enrollment programming in deaf education refers to classrooms in which a critical mass of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students is included in a classroom containing mainly hearing students and which is taught by both a mainstream teacher and a teacher of the deaf. It thus offers full access to both DHH and hearing students in the classroom through "co-teaching" and avoids academic segregation of DHH students, as well as their integration into classes with hearing students without appropriate support services or modification of instructional methods and materials. Co-enrollment thus seeks to give DHH learners the best of both (mainstream and separate) educational worlds. Described as a "bright light on the educational horizon," co-enrollment programming provides unique educational opportunities and educational access for DHH learners comparable to that of their hearing peers.