Preparing Today's Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to Work With Tomorrow's Students: A Statewide Needs Assessment

Autor/a: DODD, Evelyn E.; SCHEETZ, Nanci A.
Año: 2003
Editorial: American Annals of the Deaf, Vol. 148, nº 1 (2003) pp. 25-30
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is explicit in its mandate that students who receive special education services have opportunities to be involved in and progress in the general education curriculum. Teachers providing instruction to students who are deaf or hard of hearing are expected to comply with this federal mandate. To determine if teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing throughout the state of Georgia felt adequately prepared to educate this population, a statewide needs assessment survey was conducted. Questionnaires were reviewed from 110 experienced teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. More that half of the teachers who responded judged their teacher preparation program to be appropriate. Specific suggestions for modifications to teacher preparation programs are provided.