Supporting the learning of deaf students in higher education: a case study at Sheffield Hallam University

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Smith, A (1997)
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1080/0309877970210305
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: education | otorhinolaryngologic diseases
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

This article is an examination of the issues surrounding support for the learning of deaf students in higher education (HE). There are an increasing number of deaf students attending HE institutes, and as such provision of support mechanisms for these students is not only necessary but essential. Deaf students are similar to their hearing peers, in that they will approach their learning and require differing levels of support dependant upon the individual. They will, however, require a different kind of support, which can be technical or human resource based. This article examines the issues that surround supporting deaf students in HE with use of a case study of provision at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), during the academic year 1994-95. It is evident that by considering the needs of deaf students and making changes to our teaching practices that all students can benefit.
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