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Students in Self-contained Classrooms

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          In comparison to deaf students who are placed in the general education classroom, students who are in self contained classrooms alongside their deaf peers tend to be less socially mature. This may be because they do not interact often with the general education population of students where as the students placed alongside hearing peers will interact more frequently. However, these two groups did not differ in their comfort levels with building relationships with hearing students but both preferred to socialize with other deaf students regardless of their educational placement in the school.

            It seems that the educational placement of deaf students within the public school does not have a profound effect on their self-esteem, as both groups of students have comparable levels.

            The students who are in the self contained classrooms tend to interact with their deaf peers while in the classroom, at school, and throughout extracurricular or after school activities.




Stinson, M. S., & Kluwin, T. N. (2003). Educational consequences of alternative

     school placements. In M. Marschark & P. E. Spences (Eds.), Deaf studies,

     language, and education (pp. 52-64). New York: Oxford University Press.


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