A curricular analysis of the servicing of students who are hearing impaired in Dade County, Florida

Donna Neil Riviere, Florida International University

Abstract

Deafness is an invisible handicap which makes education difficult due to its effect on language acquisition and development, speech acquisition, and ability to communicate with others. Teachers of students who are hearing impaired have been at odds for more than a century as to the best method of communication to use in teaching students who are hearing impaired, and in providing these students with communication systems that will enable them to be effective communicators. This dissertation utilized qualitative research methods to analyze whether the Dade County Public Schools Procedures for Providing Special Education for Exceptional Students-Hearing Impaired (DCPS), (1976-77; 1992-93) show evidence of an appropriate curriculum and instructional program that is responsive to the conditions facing exceptional education students identified as hearing impaired. Results indicate that many of the curriculum and instructional program requirements are not identified nor described when analyzed by Tyler's "Rationale" for Curriculum and Stufflebeam's Improvement-Oriented Evaluation Model, better known as Stufflebeam's CIPP Model. Recommendations to improve and enhance programs for students who are hearing impaired are offered based on this analysis. ^

Subject Area

Education, Special|Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Recommended Citation

Riviere, Donna Neil, "A curricular analysis of the servicing of students who are hearing impaired in Dade County, Florida" (1997). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI9733878.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI9733878

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