International Conference on Teaching Deaf Learners 2019

Teaching Deaf Learners 2019

How can deaf and hard-of-hearing students best be taught given their individual strengths and needs? This question is at the core of the third edition of this inspiring conference.

The 3rd international conference

The 3rd international conference on Teaching Deaf Learners (TDL2019) will take place in November 2019 in Haarlem, the Netherlands. TDL2019 is organized by Harry Knoors and Marc Marschark and their colleagues on behalf of Royal Dutch Kentalis and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (USA). The conference is supported by Oxford University Press. Attended by almost 300 visitors from over 30 countries, the conferences in 2014 and 2017 were a huge success.

Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education

Knoors' and Markschark's latest book Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education, Perspectives on Deafness (Oxford University Press, 2018), presents new research from internationally recognized researchers and practitioners on language, literacy and numeracy, cognition, and social and emotional development of deaf learners. The chapters were based on the presentations at TDL 2017.

TDL in 2017: TDL Stories

About the books

The conference Teaching Deaf Learners (TDL) results from the 2014 volume Teaching Deaf Learners: Psychological and Developmental Foundations (Oxford University Press), written by the conference organizers. This book explores how deaf students (children and adolescents) learn and the conditions that support their reaching their full cognitive potential — or not. This book was followed by two related publications.

  • New release 2018 – Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education, Perspectives on Deafness. With chapters based on the readings of presenters on the TDL 2017 Conference.
  • 2015 - Educating Deaf Learners:  Creating a Global Evidence Base. With chapters based on the readings of presenters on the TDL 2014 Conference. From research to practice.
  • 2014 - Teaching Deaf Learners: Psychological and Developmental Foundations explores how deaf students learn and the conditions that support their reaching their full cognitive potential — or not.
    "A must read for school directors, educators of teachers of the deaf, researchers in deaf education, and other professionals in deaf education." - Loes N. Wauters, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education