Item

Deaf students at Arizona school will learn virtually, but not without obstacles

Title (Dublin Core)

Deaf students at Arizona school will learn virtually, but not without obstacles

Description (Dublin Core)

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students are adjusting to their new normal when it comes to online classes, virtual events and social distancing to prevent the spread of the disease.

But for deaf and hard of hearing students in Arizona public schools, as well as for many more enrolled in private schools, these adjustments introduce new barriers to communication and learning. Last year, according to the Arizona Department of Education, 1,622 deaf or hard of hearing students were in public schools.

Sequoia Deaf School, part of the Edkey Inc. charter school group in Mesa, had 52 students enrolled in grades K through 12 for the 2020-21 school year. Its experience navigating the pandemic illustrates some of the challenges deaf students face, such as difficulty reading lips and faces behind masks, the shorter attention spans of young deaf students and the loss of their nurturing school community.
By Katelyn Keenehan/Luce Foundation: Southwest Stories Fellowship

Date (Dublin Core)

September 14, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Katelyn Keenehan

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Erin Craft

Event Identifier (Dublin Core)

Cronkite-Luce Fellowship

Partner (Dublin Core)

Arizona State University

Type (Dublin Core)

link

Link (Bibliographic Ontology)

Publisher (Dublin Core)

Cronkite News

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Clothing & Accessories
English Education--K12
English News coverage
English Social Distance
English Technology

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

virtual learning
lip reading
isolation
ASL
mask
deaf
Mesa
Arizona

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

lucegrant

Collection (Dublin Core)

Luce Grant

Linked Data (Dublin Core)

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

10/01/2020

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

10/01/2020
10/21/2020

Item sets

New Tags

I recognize that my tagging suggestions may be rejected by site curators. I agree with terms of use and I accept to free my contribution under the licence CC BY-SA