11 December 2008

The Achievements of Swedish Deaf Children

Olar Hendar is the International Coordinator of the Special Schools Agency for Special Education, Sweden.

Karin Angerby is the former Vice Principal of Briggitteschule, Orebro, Sweden.

Presenter: Olar Hendar and Karin Angerby
Title: The Achievements of Swedish Deaf Children
Date: 11th December 2008
Time: 1pm
Venue: Moray House, University of Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ (how to get there)
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During 2007 the researchers collected data about all Swedish deaf pupils born between 1986 – 1990. These pupils finished school between 2002 and 2006. The deaf pupils went to sign bilingual deaf students, units in mainstream schools and schools where they were individually placed.

The results show that deaf pupils have difficulty in reaching the highest grades and many pupils have difficulty in reaching the lowest grades. Almost 60% of pupils from special schools did not reach the national standard for applying to national programmes at upper secondary school.

The evaluation showed that pupils at sign bilingual deaf schools have different audiological levels compared to pupils in units or those who were individually mainstreamed. Deaf children with additional disabilities were represented in different proportions in each type of setting. These topics as well as further data will be presented. Because of this research, Sweden today has a database for future evaluations.

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