The process of supporting career awareness studies of hearing-impaired students with language arts courses


Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, vol.2017, no.December Special Issue INTE, pp.525-535, 2017 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2017 Issue: December Special Issue INTE
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-535
  • Keywords: Career awareness, Employment, Hearing-impaired students, Interdisciplinary, Language development
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Due to the language limitations of hearing-impaired students, it is important to organize field courses and language courses with an interdisciplinar way in vocational education programs. The aim of the study is to examine the cooperation process between Professional Language courses and Language Arts courses to support career awareness activities of hearing-impaired students, as part of familiarizing their profession and preparing after graduation process. The research was conducted with senior students of The School for the Handicapped, Anadolu University, in fall and spring semesters of 2015-2016. The research was an action research project. The courses involving career awareness and career planning activities were supported interdisciplinary by language courses. At the end of the research, it was determined that students were able to use the terms and concepts of career planning, perform activities, and that the studies were enable students necessary repetations and contribute langugae skills of students.