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Author Kommatea-Steyer, Lisa A.

Title The Experience of Minority Mothers with Early Childhood Deaf Education Programs : a Qualitative Investigation
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (174 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Background and Design of the Study; Problem Statement; Significance of the Study; Conceptual Framework and Literature Review; Objectives and Questions; Procedures; Reporting the Study; Chapter 2: Review of Research about Parent Involvement in Deaf Education; Parental Involvement Programs and Practices; Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education; Parent Involvement in Special Education; The Role of Parents in Deaf Education; Strategies to Foster Parental Involvement
Parent Participation in Program PlanningParent Experiences with Deaf Education Program Components; Parent Reaction to Parent Involvement Activities; The Special Needs of Cultural and Linguistic Minority Families Regarding the Involvement in Programs for Dear and Hearing-Impaired Preschool Children; Conclusions; Research Related to the Findings of This Study; Recommendations for Future Research; Personal Impact Statement; Appendix A; Bibliography; Index
The Needs ofCulturally Different Children and ParentsSummary; Chapter 3: The Stories the Parents Tell; Gabi; Mary; Pat; Bibi; Kendu; Debbie; Laura; Lucy; Summary; Chapter 4: Cross-Case Analysis: Themes and Meta-Themes; Diagnosis and Prognosis; Obtaining Information and Services; The Deaf Education Program; Parent Participation; Recommendations from Parents; Major Conclusions; Chapter 5: Discussion of the Findings; Participation in the Child's Education; Need for Information; Oral Communication Skills; Expectations of Professionals; Parent Involvement in the School
Summary This qualitative investigation examines the experiences of eight mothers or female guardians of hearing-impaired children with their children's deaf education programs. All the research participants were members of linguistic or cultural minority groups living in the greater New York Metropolitan area. The analysis of the data revealed the intense responsibility that rests on these women for the education of their hearing-impaired children
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Subject United States. Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.
Deaf children -- Education -- New York Metropolitan Area.
Education, Elementary -- Parent participation -- New York Metropolitan Area.
Parents of deaf children -- New York Metropolitan Area -- Attitudes.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773411771 (electronic bk.)
9780773411777 (electronic bk.)