While many are concerned that mainstreaming is disastrous for deaf youth, the author argues that we should aim for a “just” society in which deaf and hearing youth can live and learn together. Until now we have been satisfied with too little, or we have too quickly concluded that mainstreaming must be limited by/to our present programs. Based on several years of field research in mainstreaming schools, the author explores five mainstreaming challenges and how we can meet them successfully. Expensive technology is not the solution. Instead the author shows how the collective efforts of a wide range of participants – educators, parents, youth, and others – who change their practices and procedures can make mainstreaming work.
Author: Paul Higgins
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd.