Berth Danermark


The research conducted mainly by researchers at NTID has contributed in an important and valuable way to our understanding of the problems involved in this issue. However, about 90 percent of hearing-impaired students are attending institutions outside Gallaudet or NTID, what is needed is knowledge about the conditions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students in mainstreamed colleges and universities. From what is known about the changes regarding labor market, demography, and educational system the lack of knowledge about deaf and hard-of-hearing students in this setting seems serious. The research task should be to find the social mechanisms that underlie the educational process in terms of integration and attrition. The mechanisms in motion could be found if we focus on the "Deaf World" and the "Hearing World" and the "Educational Community,"