Teaching Deaf Learners: Psychological and Developmental Foundations

Hardcover | January 14, 2014

byHarry Knoors, Marc Marschark

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Teaching Deaf Learners: Psychological and Developmental Foundations explores how deaf students (children and adolescents) learn and the conditions that support their reaching their full cognitive potential - or not. Beginning with an introduction to teaching and learning of both deaf andhearing students, Knoors and Marschark take an ecological approach to deaf education, emphasizing the need to take into account characteristics of learners and of the educational context. Building on the evidence base with respect to developmental and psychological factors in teaching on learning,they describe characteristics of deaf learners which indicate that teaching deaf learners is not, or should not, be the same as teaching hearing learners. In this volume, Knoors and Marschark will explore factors that influence the teaching of deaf learners, including their language proficiencies, literacy and numeracy skills, cognitive abilities, and social-emotional factors. These issues are addressed in separate chapters, with a focus on theimportance to all of them of communication and language. Separate chapters are devoted to the promise of multimedia enhanced education and the possible influences of contextual aspects of the classroom and the school on the learning of deaf students. The book concludes by pointing out the importanceof appropriate education of teachers of deaf learners given the increasing diversity of those students and the contexts in which they are educated. It bridges the gap between research and practice in teaching, and outlines ways to improve teacher education.

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Teaching Deaf Learners: Psychological and Developmental Foundations explores how deaf students (children and adolescents) learn and the conditions that support their reaching their full cognitive potential - or not. Beginning with an introduction to teaching and learning of both deaf andhearing students, Knoors and Marschark take an ec...

Harry Knoors is a professor at the Behavioral Science Institute of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and general director Knowledge and Innovation at Royal Dutch Kentalis. Knoors is trained as a psycholinguist, specializing in language and literacy of deaf children. He is involved in research on childhood deafness (main...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019979202X

ISBN - 13:9780199792023

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgements1. Essentials of Learning and Teaching2. Deaf Learners: Basic characteristics3. Learning Begins at Home4. Language Development5. Language Assessment and Teaching6. Cognitive Profiles of Deaf Learners7. Learning and Social and Emotional Development8. School Achievement and Instruction: Literacy9. School Achievement and Instruction: Numeracy and Science10. Multi-Media Enhanced, Computer-Assisted Learning for Deaf Students11. Learning and Context12. Where Do We Go From Here?