ERIC Number: ED232997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-13
Reference Count: 0
Making the Teaching Profession Accessible to the Handicapped.
Landers, Thomas J.; Martin, David S.
A program has been developed at Gallaudet College (District of Columbia) which provides a B.A. degree and regular teacher certification for hearing impaired or deaf students. The focus is exclusively on "regular" education, and its expressed intent is to prepare hearing impaired preservice teachers for full certification in regular education by requiring them to student teach hearing children. The program is similar to other preservice training programs, including course work in educational foundations and specific curriculum areas methods, and a supervised student teaching practicum with only hearing children. An outline of the components of the practicum emphasizes the importance of holding continual and regular conferences between the student, cooperating teacher, parents, and school administration to assure feedback on the specific problems and successes in the communication process between student teacher and the children. A detailed description is presented of types of communication difficulties and how they can be overcome; and generalized issues for all handicapping conditions are discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Communication Problems, Deafness, Employment Opportunities, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Individual Needs, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Disabled Teachers; Gallaudet College DC
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).