New York, NY – January 2014 marks the launch of Raising and Educating Deaf Children: Foundations for Policy, Practice, and Outcomes, a new website featuring free quarterly online bulletins covering the policy and practice of raising and educating deaf children. Presented in association with the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, and with Educating Deaf Children, with the generous support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund and the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the first set of eBulletins is now live at www.raisingandeducatingdeafchildren.org/.
“For more than 200 years, the raising and educating of deaf youth frequently has been governed by what people think should be true rather than what the evidence indicates leads to optimal outcomes. But we now know that there is no ‘one-size-that-fits-all.’ This site is aimed at providing objective, evidence-based information to help parents, practitioners, and policymakers with decision-making and thus offer deaf children the greatest opportunities for personal, social, and academic success.”
– Dr. Marc Marschark and Dr. Louis Abbate, editors of Raising and Educating Deaf Children
Raising and Educating Deaf Children is intended to provide timely and useful information for anyone concerned with the care and education of deaf children. In addition to quarterly eBulletins, the site provides a recommended reading list and links to useful resources. By making information freely accessible, the site is meant to provide stakeholders with the tools they need to work toward optimizing opportunities – and futures – for deaf children.
The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is published by Oxford University Press; Educating Deaf Children is administered by the Center for Education Research Partnerships at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.