Educational support for deaf children in England 'in complete disarray'

Autor/a: WEALE, Sally
Año: 2018
Editorial: The Guardian, 2018
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




Educational support for England’s 45,000 deaf children is “in complete disarray” with a dwindling number of specialist teachers struggling to meet growing demand, according to research. A report by the Consortium for Research into Deaf Education says the number of teachers of the deaf has been cut by 14% in the past seven years, at the same time as a 31% increase in the number of children requiring support. In some areas the situation is so critical there is just one specialist teacher for every 100 students. Without intervention, researchers say the crisis is likely to worsen, with many existing staff close to retirement.