Sample Education Paper on Deaf Education in the United States

Deaf education helps the people who have lost some degree of hearing or those who are deaf to communicate with others, therefore addressing their personal needs. In 1817, the United States of America founded their first school for the deaf, and remarkably the schools started increasing as years went by, helping them deal with helping the deaf to communicate with their loved ones easily. Although several controversies surround deaf education, we must put our disagreements aside and come up with amicable solutions to help the deaf and the hearing impaired.

The united states of America office of education has brought about a controversy concerning the education of the deaf. One of the major controversial issues is placing the deaf or hearing impaired students with those who have hearing capabilities(Greene, 2020). The experts who want the best for the hearing impaired are claiming this mainstreaming idea won’t work. The argument being that unless qualified and adequate personnel are available, the idea will turn out to be a catastrophic disaster in the American education system. A good example is the American Federation of teachers suggesting that a special education teacher should be allocated for every eight students.(Lenihan et al., 2020) This ratio cannot be achieved easily if one takes into account the number of specialized teachers present in the country versus the percentage of students available. And there is the issue of the specialized students feeling out of place when the others are conversing, and they cant hear.

It Is in human nature to disagree even in the little of things. In this case, the experts on education for the hearing impaired are giving valid points that cannot be ignored. The government should reconsider its stand on matters of mainstreaming and consider how it will affect the students who are being educated and come up with a solution in consultation with the educators.

 

References

Lenihan, S., & Gardiner-Walsh, S. Communication Options.

Greene-Woods, A. N. (2020). Is Spoken Language Truly Accessible?: an Investigation on the Spoken Language Development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children (Doctoral dissertation, Lamar University-Beaumont).