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Delphi Survey for Deaf Education Teacher Preparation and Placement

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2022, 23(4), pp.211-234
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : November 10, 2022
  • Accepted : December 14, 2022
  • Published : December 31, 2022

Sangbae CHOI 1 Hwang, Yunjae 2

1공주대학교
2오클라호마인문과학대학교

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ABSTRACT

[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to investigate the necessity of providing deaf education teacher certificates by subdividing it from the special education teacher certificate and to scrutinize an appropriate way to nurtures teacher preparation program and placement. [Method] Research method was Delphi Survey. Fourteen deaf education experts participated in this study. [Results] First, participants indicated that there are limitations to cultivating qualified teachers for students with disabilities under the current special education teacher preparation programs. Therefore, they recognized to provide teacher certificate according to type of disabilities. Second, participants indicated that graduate programs or teacher’s in-service training programs are appropriate for cultivating qualified deaf education teachers, instead of undergraduate programs. In addition, they stated that the deaf education teacher preparation program has to provide core courses such as curriculum and teaching methods, literacy education, basic to advanced sign languages, Deaf culture and society, instruction, bilingual education, and counseling. Third, participants highlighted that the deaf education teachers need incentives to be placed in the educational institutions for deaf students as well as administrative support to continue to teach deaf students. [Conclusion] This study is meaningful in that it presents specific plans for the deaf education teacher preparation programs and placement for the deaf education.

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