MSSE: Secondary Deaf Education: Guide Contents

This guide points to resources in deaf education for graduate students in the MSSE program.

Guide Contents

This guide will assist you with Deaf Education research. This guide provides assistance in finding articles, using selected databases and websites, and search tips related to this topic. Deaf-related resources tend to be in the HV2300-HV2600 area for books (4th floor), bound journals (2nd floor) and DVDs (1st floor, Deaf Media). 

Deaf people are not hearing people who can't hear. As a group they are far more diverse than hearing peers. There are cognitive, linguistic, experiential, and social-emotional differences between Deaf and hearing students likely to affect academic outcomes. Sign languages and schools and programs for Deaf learners thus remain an important part of the continuum of services for this diverse population. Many mainstreamed Deaf people who enter NTID or Gallaudet start to discover their identity and learn sign language, giving them a sense of belonging. It is akin to the 'coming out' of LGBT individuals during the college years, when stronger identity development occurs.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me, Joan Naturale - I am the NTID and Deaf Studies Librarian and happy to help.

Reference Works & Books
 Browse through the selected books authored by outstanding scholars in the field
Papers & Dissertations
In addition to books, there are selected conference papers and dissertations for your review
What is a Scholarly Article?
Learn about the differences between scholarly, trade, and popular articles.
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
View an interactive chart highlighting sections of a scholarly article and a YouTube video.
Scholarly Articles
A few journals are recommended for searching this topic which you can find in our databases. Selected databases are shown with search tips given to optimize search results
Interpreter Journals
If interested in Deaf Interpreter and ASL topics, these are good resources.
Google Tools
Use Google Tools such as Google Books and Google Scholar to discover more works
Selected websites for your review related to this topic
Deaf Studies Archives
Take a look at some of the Deaf Education collections, such as Tripod, the Ahira Webster diary, and more.
Other Guides
Take a look at other related guides.
Find resources related to citing your work properly using APA format.
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