Deaf teachers' experience of being students at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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dc.contributor.author Magongwa, Lucas
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-08T05:59:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-08T05:59:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-08T05:59:38Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5926
dc.description.abstract Due to the specialist nature of their use of a visual language, Deaf and hard of hearing students have unique experiences at institutions of higher education. This research explored the experiences of Deaf teachers as students at Wits University. I employed a qualitative research design in the study. In -depth interviews and documentary information were used to collect data from twelve current and past Deaf and hard of hearing students. Current theory, practice and legislation designed to guide the creation of an inclusive education society were examined in order to explore the implications they have for Deaf students in terms of inclusion and access to education. The findings showed high level of academic competitiveness among the Deaf and hard of hearing students but low social participation. Their academic success was driven by factors such as commitment to Deaf education, the availability of interpreting services, having Deaf peers and their pre-university experiences. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Deaf en
dc.subject Hard of hearing en
dc.subject South African sign language en
dc.subject Higher education institutions en
dc.subject Teacher education en
dc.subject Inclusion en
dc.subject Support services en
dc.subject Integrative experiences en
dc.subject Interpreters en
dc.subject Profound deafness en
dc.title Deaf teachers' experience of being students at the University of the Witwatersrand. en
dc.type Thesis en


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