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Journal Of Ratchasuda College, Research and Development of Persons With Disabilities
Vol. 16 No. 1 January – June 2020

The Environment Supporting Students' Learning in School for the Deaf

Pattranit Songpracha1, Pattarapon Maharka2, Teerasak Srisurakul3 ,,


The purpose of this research is to study 6 aspects of the environment supports students' learning in school for the deaf, including: 1) physical facilities 2) curriculum 3) learning management 4) services for students 5) activities for students and 6) peer relationships, and to compare the environment management according to the perception of teachers and students. This research used a mixed-method design. Quantitative data were collected through questionnaires from 381 teachers and students in the school for the deaf in the 2018 academic year. Qualitative data were collected through in-depth interviews from 7 key informants. The data were analyzed with a statistical software using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and t-test. The results of the research showed that the sample group has the level of perception, environment which is conducive to the learning of students in the Audiovisual School in the high level. And the activity environment, the sample group had the highest mean scores. As for the society and groups of friends with the lowest level of awareness. Also found that the sample group had perceived levels of environmental aspects in all 6 aspects which were not different in overall. When considering each aspect, it was found that the social environment, friends' group there was a statistically significant level of perception of teachers and students at the .05 level.

Keywords: Environment supports, Deaf students, School for the deaf


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