Odyssey Magazine

2018 issue - The Future of Deaf Education: Practices Impacting Positive Change

The 2018 issue of Odyssey takes a look at the future of deaf education and explores how teaching practices, programs, and ongoing professional development activities are changing to reflect the diverse characteristics of today's deaf and hard of hearing students. A recurring theme throughout the issue is the importance of collaboration, of allyship, as we go forward in meeting student needs. This issue includes 18 articles written by a total of 28 professional and parent authors on such topics as:

  • Building communities of practice
  • Strategies for itinerant teachers in general education settings
  • Teacher preparation programs (including how to incorporate the needs of students who are deaf-blind)
  • Mentoring deaf and hard of hearing students of color
  • Language Development Planning Meetings
  • Multicultural education
  • Cued Speech
  • Preventing child abuse
  • Parent perspective on "the language wars of deaf education"
  • Guidelines for educational program planning for teaches of students with cochlear implants

We invite you to share with us on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtags of #ClercCenter and #DeafEd how these articles may have contributed to your future in deaf education! 

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2018 Odyssey Featured Articles

A Shift to the Middle: Redefining the Community of Practice for Deaf Educators

By Michella Maiorana-Basas

A Positive Perspective: Preparing Professionals to Work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families

By Julie Mitchiner and Linda Risser Lytle

Meeting Consulting Needs in General Education Settings: Five Strategies for Itinerant Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

By Brittany Dorn

A Community of Practice: Partnership Prospers Between Providers and Parent Leaders in Washington State

By Kris Rydecki Ching and Christine Griffin

Exploring Feedback Mechanisms for Preservice Teachers' Lesson Plans

By Dana Kan and Uma Soman

Passing It On: Counseling, Advising, and Mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students of Color

By Tim Albert

Effective Practices in Teacher Preparation Programs: Reading Action Research Projects

By Jennifer S. Beal

Capitalizing on Community: Using Data and Collaborating for Children's Language Instruction

Language Development Planning Meeting forms

By Martha M. French and Susan C. Searls

ASL Is Just the Beginning: A Plea for Multicultural Deaf Education

By Akilah English

Incorporating the Needs of Students Who Are Deaf-Blind into Teacher Training Programs: One Director's Experience

By P. Lynn Hayes

Cued Speech: An Opportunity Worth Recognizing

By Karla Giese

Preventing Abuse of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: What Teachers Can Do

By Jennifer A. L. Johnson

Reaching Out: Supporting Doctors in Learning About the Deaf Community

By Debra Nussbaum, Lauri Rush, Carla Shird, and Catherine Martin-Davis

Georgia Leads Truce in "Language Wars": A Parent Perspective

By Deshonda Washington

Collaboration Amidst the Changes: How Guidelines for Educational Program Planning Serve as a Valuable Tool for Teachers of Students with Cochlear Implants

By Jennifer Johnson

Developing a Literacy Curriculum: When Planning Resembled a Tennis Match

By Jodi L. Falk and Virginia McNamara

Incorporating Principles of Social Justice and Respect for Diversity in Training Counselors of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

By Linda Risser Lytle, Cheryl L. Wu, and Danielle Thompson-Ochoa

The Back Page: Looking to the Past, Examining the Present, and Finding Hope for the Future of Deaf Education

By Laurene E. Simms

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