International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Education and Self Perception of People with Hearing Impairments in Municipalities of Tetovo and Gostivar
Teuta Ramadani Rasimi Mr. sci.; Dean Iliev PhD; Fadbi Osmani; Fariz Farizi, Mr. sci.

The late 20`s in Republic of Macedonia show a significant improvement in fostering, care and education of people with hearing impairments. The first institution for fostering and education of deaf people has been opened 50 years ago, as a special school. The importance of what kind of education the deaf children are going to acquire and how that will impact on their self perception, intrigued us to make a research in two municipalities of Republic of Macedonia, where 40 respondents participated. The research was of qualitative character by using semi-structured interview. The results show that a small percentage had no education at all, and the others had only finished high school, none of the participants had finished or at least enrolled in college. Those who have finished in special primary schools have higher level of self perception and more confidence, than those who were in the regular school system.

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