Partners in Education

Issues and Trends from the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf

Edited by Donald F. Moores
Contributions by Breda Carty & Karen M. Ewing

Series: Deaf Education
Imprint: Gallaudet University Press
Ebook : 9781563684968, 232 pages, June 2011
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Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction
International Congresses on the Education of the Deaf, 1878 to 2005; Donald F. Moores and Amber Moore
Partners in Education: The 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Janet R. Jamieson and Donald F. Moores
Part 2: Congress Strands and Keynote Addresses
The Bedrock of Deaf Education in North America: Center Schools; James E. Tucker
Designing Integrated Environments That Maximize Student Success: Issues and Trends; John L. Luckner
A Perspective on Language and Literacy Issues; Peter V. Paul
New (?) Answers to Old Questions: Literacy Development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learners; Connie Mayer and Beverly J. Trezek
Early Intervention with Deaf Children and Their Families: “Why, Sometimes I’ve Believed as Many as Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast!”; Alys Young
Unique Challenges Related to the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals in Developing Countries: Examples fromEast Africa; Nassozi B. Kiyaga
Educating Learners with Diverse Needs; Donald F. Moores
Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students with Disabilities; Karen Ewing
Language Diversity in Deaf Education; Claudine Storbeck
Potter Meets Popper: How to Collaborate for BetterDeaf Education?; Antti Raike
The View from the Periphery; Breda Carty
Selected Abstracts
ICED 2010: Implications for the Future; Donald F. Moores and Janet R. Jamieson



The 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) witnessed revolutionary exchanges on the vital themes in education. Presenters addressed topics encompassing seven major strands: Educational Environments, Language and Literacy, Early Intervention, Unique Challenges in Developing Countries, Educating Learners with Diverse Needs, Technology in Education, and Sign Language and Deaf Culture. These presentations and ensuing dialogues raised many complex questions. Partners in Education: Issues and Trends from the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf features all of the keynote addresses by renowned luminaries in deaf education: Breda Carty, Karen Ewing, Nassozi Kiyaga, John Luckner, Connie Mayer and Beverly Trezek, volume editor Donald F. Moores, Peter V. Paul, Antti Raike, Claudine Storbeck, James Tucker, and Alys Young.

Most critically, the contributors to this collection explore the many multifaceted challenges facing the world’s deaf students. Deaf children are being diagnosed with overlays of disabilities; more deaf children are growing up in poverty; and many deaf children represent minority racial/ethnic groups or are immigrants to their country of residence. The situation for deaf individuals in the most impoverished countries of the world is desperate and of crisis proportions. This volume brings these themes to light through its exceptional synthesis of the outstanding discourse that took place at ICED 2010, including abstracts from 30 celebrated conference presentations.


Donald F. Moores is Professor, Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.