Graduate project

Approaches to building a success identity in the deaf child

Preventing failure in the school setting is an art with skills and procedures all its own. It is an art often wished for, sometimes achieved, but seldom cultivated. It would appear that the American educational system is being forced by very rapidly developing public concern to become cognizant of the implications of the failure cycle in the child�s school experience. The problems of a universal education for all, which faced our pioneer ancestors, have been largely solved. We have learned how to educate the majority of our citizens. We are now being asked to demonstrate that we are able to contribute significantly to the education of those groups who have experienced repeated failure to the point of being considered uneducable in the existing system.