ERIC Number: ED102101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Welcome to the Quiet Life; A Handbook for Adult Education Teachers and Teacher Trainers. Part 1: Suggestions for Teachers. Part 2: Suggestions for Teacher Training.
Luke, Robert A.; Donnels, Linda
There are more similarities than there are differences between hearing and nonhearing students in the adult education classroom. The main difference--the inability to hear words and sounds--can be overcome by cooperative work between the teacher and the interpreter. The interpreter can do much with what the teacher says and is able to convey feelings, sentiments, emotions, and enthusiasms. But the teacher must remember that the interpreter is present and adjust his/her presentations accordingly. In special situations such as group discussions, demonstrations, or small project work the same applies, but some unique procedures must be utilized. This is also true for evaluation where a teacher sometimes must make a special effort to receive feedback from his students. A training and orientation program for teachers new in the field of teaching deaf adults is especially helpful, and it is hoped that most communities will realize that "teaching is not merely talking." (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Center for Continuing Education.