Seeing Darkness, Hearing Silence: Student And Teacher Metaphors İn The Context Of Visually And Hearing Impaired

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Year-Number: 2016-Volume 8, Issue 3

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This study sought to describe the teacher and student conceptual metaphors of the teachers of the hearing and visually impaired special education students. Participants completed the prompts such as “The teacher of the hearing- impaired student is like… because…”; “The teacher of the visually- impaired student is like… because…”; “The hearing - impaired student is like…because….”. “The visually-impaired student is like…because….”. Data were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The elicited teacher and student metaphors in the study indicated that the participant teachers conceived teacher and student roles in the realm of the educational context they teach and these roles had strong connections with the specific deficiency of the students

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This study sought to describe the teacher and student conceptual metaphors of the teachers of the hearing and visually impaired special education students. Participants completed the prompts such as “The teacher of the hearing- impaired student is like… because…”; “The teacher of the visually- impaired student is like… because…”; “The hearing - impaired student is like…because….”. “The visually-impaired student is like…because….”. Data were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The elicited teacher and student metaphors in the study indicated that the participant teachers conceived teacher and student roles in the realm of the educational context they teach and these roles had strong connections with the specific deficiency of the students

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