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Education: Professional Organizations

  • By: Gabriel A. Martin & Damara Goff Paris
  • In: The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault
  • Subject:Physical Disabilities, Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, & Throat)

Currently, six major organizations focus on the professional development and maintenance of educational standards for K–12 or college educators in Deaf education. All but one of the organizations is located in the United States; the other is in Canada.

Council of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID)

The Council of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID) is the oldest national organization for all teachers, administrators, educational interpreters, residential personnel, and other professionals involved in the education of deaf children. Established in 1850, CAID serves as a clearinghouse for information on education of deaf children and as a forum for educational developments and research findings in the field. CAID also publishes the oldest educational journal in the United States for Deaf education and related areas, American Annals of ...

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