Inner Lives and Lifeworld Development
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: Gallaudet University Press
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IN HER earlier book, Inner Lives of Deaf Children, Martha Sheridan introduced us to Danny, Angie, Joe, Alex, Lisa, Mary, and Pat. Using her considerable professional skills to encourage them to communicate freely, Dr. Sheridan asked the children to tell us their own stories. As...
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LET ME begin these acknowledgements by saying, âIt takes a child to teach a village.â First and foremost on my thank-you list are the teenagers who participated in this studyâAlex, Angie, Danny, Joe, Lisa, Mary, and Patâwho gave unselfi shly of their time and opened up their...
1.The Dance of Adolescence
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WE CAN use many metaphors to describe the place and experience of our adolescent lives. Adolescence is a time of change on the continuum of life. Late in my adolescence, when I entered Gallaudet University, I was fortunate to have been a dance student of Dr. Peter Wisher, who used to...
2. Theoretical and Developmental Contexts: Continuity, Change, and Transcendence
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ADOLESCENTS ARE deeply involved in active self-exploration and self-discovery, a process of defi ning and establishing their individual social and personal identities based on their many life experiences, infl uences, and roles. As adolescents grow physically, their awareness and...
3. We Meet Again
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IN MY presentations to groups I have always said that no two deaf or hard of hearing people are alike. We have as much to learn from their shared perspectives and similarities as we do from their differences. The similarities and differences among the children I interviewed in Inner...
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ON MY way to pick up Mary at her house, I recalled meeting her for the fi rst time seven years agoâa polite, bright, talkative eight-yearold child. When I pulled in her driveway, Maryâs mother came out on the porch of the small yellow rambler and waved hello. She explained that...
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SINCE OUR last meeting, Danny and his family had moved, and he now attended a different residential school. Danny and his mother drove several hours to meet with me on this hot, muggy, ninety-degree day after deciding they wanted to take a vacation to come meet with me instead of...
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ANGIEâS DAY to be interviewed arrived, a beautiful, breezy summer afternoon. Angieâs father met us at the door with Angie following closely behind. Her mother was still at work. Her father confi dently signed with us and showed us to the living room, where he left us to give us the privacy...
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AFTER CORRESPONDING with Joeâs mother for a couple of weeks to plan our visit, I was eagerly anticipating our meeting. His mother spoke adoringly of Joe and all of his activities and achievements. As Marilyn and I parked in front of Joeâs home, we saw Joe and his mother beaming and...
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I ARRIVED at Alexâs home a bit early on a cold, damp March evening. Fourteen-year-old Alex greeted me warmly at the door of his familyâs modest townhouse. Alex was seven when we fi rst met, and he has grown considerably since our last interview. He is now at eye level with me. He was...
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ADMITTING THAT their home is difficult to find, Patâs parents suggested we meet at a local restaurant and they would lead me to their house. Upon arrival, I recognized their car in the parking lot from the description they had given me. Sitting comfortably in the front seat was a young man in a...
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MARILYN AND I rang the doorbell and waited. Lisaâs father opened the door and greeted us as a smiling Lisa appeared at his side. I remembered what a challenge it was for ten-year-old Lisa to warm up to us when we visited her seven years ago and noticed how at ease she seemed this time...
11. How They Have Grown!
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IN THIS book, Angie, Alex, Danny, Joe, Lisa, Mary, and Pat have shared many aspects of their lifeworlds with us. Their individual chapters brought each of their unique adolescent experiences and diverse existences to light. To reiterate a message of Inner Lives of Deaf Children, no two deaf...
12. Deaf Children and Adolescents: An Emerging Theory of Lifeworld Development
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THROUGH THEIR narratives, Alex, Angie, Danny, Joe, Lisa, Mary, and Pat are teaching us what it means to be deaf in their social world. Their participation in this research is leading us in the direction of discovering developmental theory as it relates to their lifeworlds. From childhood to...
13. And Finally . . .Tomorrowâs Leaders Paving the Way
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IN THIS study, I sought the narratives of deaf adolescents so that I could learn about their experiences and perceptions and the existential realities of their lifeworlds. The research uncovered belief systems that these deaf adolescents have about belonging and culture, their views of...
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Page Count: 258
Illustrations: 5 tables
Publication Year: 2008