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ERIC Number: ED122065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Feasibility Study for Integrating Deaf Individuals Into the Armed Forces.
Hawkins, Champ C.
Integrating the deaf individual into the armed forces is one innovative concept that provides a potential method for more fully meeting the vocational and educational needs of the deaf population. The paper reports on a feasibility study to accomplish such a goal. By utilizing the armed forces' training and vocational resources, a breakthrough in meeting the educational/vocational needs of the deaf individual could result and allow the deaf person to take his rightful place in society equal to his hearing counterparts. Following a review of the literature, the study's procedures are described and a plan of action proposed. The concept used was to first establish whether or not a representative sample of institutions for the deaf and deaf individuals concurred in a need for a pilot program being advocated. A favorable response would then lead to a second phase, that of soliciting aid from an appropriate military agency and of establishing a feasibility study. The author feels, however, that an unfavorable response from the military at this stage should not evoke terminal action. Questionnaire responses are not discussed. (Lists of questionnaire recipients, the questionnaire, and project letters are appended.) (Author/LH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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