American Annals of the Deaf

The American Annals of the Deaf is a journal focusing on the education of the deaf. Founded in 1847, it is published quarterly with spring, summer, fall and winter issues. The journal is published by the Conference of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf at Gallaudet University Press. Subjects include: Hearing and Speech. The editor is Donald F. Moores.

Articles from Vol. 145, No. 5, December

Deaf Children Creating Written Texts: Contributions of American Sign Language and Signed Forms of English
The objectives of this descriptive study were to investigate the ways in which American Sign Language (ASL) and English-- based sign allow for comprehension of text content, and to determine how these two avenues of communication might mediate the process...
Developmental Practicum Experiences of Preservice Teachers in Deaf Education: Implications for Practicum Placement and Faculty-Student Collaborative Research
IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICUM PLACEMENT AND FACULTY-STUDENT CoLLABoRATivE REsEARcH The study examined the developmental practicum experiences of second-year graduate students in deaf education. Participants in the study consisted of a convenient sample...
Diversity of Deaf Identities
Social Identity Theory (Tajfel, 1981) posits that members of minority groups achieve positive social identity by (a) attempting to gain access to the mainstream through individual mobility or (b) working with other group members to bring about social...
Documenting English Syntactic Development in Face-to-Face Signed Communication
The authors explored the face-to-face English competence of five students who were participating in a larger study of teachers' use of English-based signing. Using case studies, the authors report on the students' development of English-based signing...
Letter to the Editor
Educators Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Fortunate to Have Journal of Annals' High Quality I wish to compliment you and your staff members for the high quality evident in issue after issue of the Annals. You and your competent support personnel...
Results of Two National Surveys of Leadership Personnel Needs in Deaf Education
Seventy university teacher preparation programs and 100 instructional programs serving at least 120 deaf and hard of hearing students were surveyed separately to (a) determine the demand for additional doctoral-level leadership personnel in deaf education,...
Syntactic and Semantic Processing in Hebrew Readers with Prelingual Deafness
The experimenter investigated the effect of semantic clues on the reading comprehension of deaf and hearing Israeli children. Two groups of students with prelingual deafness, and a hearing control group, were asked to read syntactically simple and syntactically...
Time Spent Viewing Captions on Television Programs
The eye movements of 23 deaf subjects, ages 14 to 61 years, were recorded 30 times per second while the subjects watched four 2.5minute captioned television programs. The eye movement data were analyzed to determine the percentage of time each subject...
Topics of Importance: 1996 to 2000
EDITORIAL Over the past several months, I have been working with two graduate students, Jerry Jatho and Beth Creech, on an analysis of the content of all peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in the Annals from January, 1996, to December, 2000. We...
Welcome to the Real World: Reflections on Teaching and Administration
The author compares his former position as an assistant professor in a program preparing future teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students with his present position as an administrator of a public school program serving these students. He maintains...