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Learning experiences of students who are hard of hearing in higher education : case study of a South African University

dc.contributor.authorBell, Dianeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSwart, Estelleen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T13:21:17Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T13:21:17Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationBell, D. & Swart, E. 2018. Learning Experiences of Students Who Are Hard of Hearing in Higher Education : case Study of a South African University. Social Inclusion, 6(4):137-148, doi:10.17645/si.v6i4.1643
dc.identifier.issn2183–2803 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17645/si.v6i4.1643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105267
dc.descriptionCITATION: Bell, D. & Swart, E. 2018. Learning Experiences of Students Who Are Hard of Hearing in Higher Education : case Study of a South African University. Social Inclusion, 6(4):137-148, doi:10.17645/si.v6i4.1643.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion
dc.description.abstractStudents who are hard of hearing (HOH) are being granted access to university increasingly, yet they remain significantly under-represented and under-supported, often resulting in poor academic outcomes with elevated levels of attrition. This situation places a growing obligation on universities to improve the support provided to these students in order to have a positive influence on their overall academic experience and eventual economic independence. This trend is relevant to South Africa, where Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are accepting and registering students with a hearing loss but are not providing adequate academic support and inclusive curricula. Furthermore, in South Africa, almost no research has been conducted concerning students who are HOH in higher education regarding their teaching and learning needs or the coping strategies which they use to survive academically. However, what is known is that, of those HOH students who do enter higher education, many do not graduate successfully (up to 75%) and, of those that do graduate, many continue to be excluded from professions. The aims of this article were to report on the teaching and learning experiences of students who are HOH at a South African university, who prefer to make use of spoken language, to share the daily barriers with which they are faced, and to provide recommendations for teaching and learning, as well as curricula transformation. This study adds to the existing body of knowledge on this topic in South Africa and could be relevant in similar contexts.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/article/view/1643
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherCogitatio
dc.subjectHearing impaired college students -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHearing impaired college students -- Education (Higher) -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHearing impaired college students -- Psychological aspects -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleLearning experiences of students who are hard of hearing in higher education : case study of a South African Universityen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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