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
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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