The Academic Learning Process: Deaf and Hard Hearing of Polytechnic Students Share Experiences in a Phenomenological Study

Samuel Quain, Faustina Otsyina, Bernard Baba Ambotumah, Xiaaba Dantallah Yidana, Ike Joe Nii Annang Mensah-Livingstone

Abstract


The number of Deaf and Hard Hearing students coming to the polytechnics has been increasing for the past years. The problem is that they may not have the benefits of a Deaf and hard of  hearing culture in the polytechnic as compared to pre-tertiary life. The aim of this paper was therefore to explore their experiences in their academic learning process on a polytechnic campus. Appropriately a phenomenological approach to the study was chosen. The main data collection was an in-depth interview. After analyzing the data through a rigorous coding system, four categories were adopted in presenting the results. The results showed that though they had some challenges, their cognitive elements pointed to potentially good students given that some appropriate measures are taken by the polytechnics and the ministry of education. Some theoretical and practical implications for research were put forward at the tail end of the study

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2016 Samuel Quain, Faustina Otsyina, Bernard Baba Ambotumah, Xiaaba Dantallah Yidana, Ike Joe Nii Annang Mensah-Livingstone

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Publisher

EduPedia Publications Pvt Ltd, D-351, Prem Nagar-2, Suleman Nagar, Kirari, Nagloi, New Delhi PIN-Code 110086, India Through Phone Call us now: +919958037887 or +919557022047

All published Articles are Open Access at https://edupediapublications.org/journals/


Paper submission: editor@edupediapublications.com or edupediapublications@gmail.com

Editor-in-Chief       editor@edupediapublications.com

Mobile:                  +919557022047 & +919958037887

Websites   https://edupediapublications.org/journals/.

Journals Maintained and Hosted by

EduPedia Publications (P) Ltd in Association with Other Institutional Partners

http://edupediapublications.org/

Pen2Print and IJR are registered trademark of the Edupedia Publications Pvt Ltd.