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Turning the Tide
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Both Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle each know what it is like to be the only deaf student in a mainstream school. Though they became successful educators, they recognize the need to research the same isolation experienced by other deaf and hard of hearing persons. In this way, they hope to improve education for current and future deaf students. Their efforts have culminated in Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing School Children. Turning the Tide presents a qualitative study of deaf and hard of hearing students who attended mainstream schools. The authors conducted three focus groups in different regions in the country, enlisting six to eight participants with diverse backgrounds for each session. They also gathered information from 113 online respondents who answered the same questions used in the focus groups. The respondents discussed many issues, including the difficulties of finding friends and social access, the struggle to establish an identity, the challenges of K‒12 interpreting and class placement, and the vast potential of summer and weekend programs for deaf students. Their empowering stories clearly demonstrate that no deaf or hard of hearing student should be educated alone. The authors elicited comments on other changes that parents, advocates, and other allies could work toward to improve further the educational environment of deaf children.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1: Our Research Process
  2. pp. 11-23
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  1. 2: Friendships and Social Access:Outside Looking In
  2. pp. 24-44
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  1. 3: The Struggle to Shape an Identity
  2. pp. 45-66
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  1. 4: K–12 Interpreters and Other Placement Issues
  2. pp. 67-90
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  1. 5: A System in Need of Reform
  2. pp. 91-119
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  1. 6: K–12 Interpreters and Mediated Education: More and Better Is Not Enough
  2. pp. 120-145
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  1. 7: Summer and Weekend Programs:If You Build It, They Will Come
  2. pp. 146-175
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  1. 8: Scholars, Parents, Advocates,and Allies: Working for Change
  2. pp. 176-195
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  1. 9: Turning the Tide:Making Life Better
  2. pp. 196-210
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  1. References
  2. pp. 211-218
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 219-230
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