ERIC Number: ED146453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education of Deaf Adults. Report of a Survey.
Schein, Jerome D.; And Others
The identification of problems relating to deaf adults' access to nondegree-oriented programs of adult and continuing education (ACE), and suggestions for alternative solutions are the focus of this report of a national survey of 641 (response rate) deaf persons (those persons who cannot hear and understand speech spoken directly into their better ear). Following introductory material (chapter 1), chapter 2 defines the size and characteristics of the prevocationally deaf population in the United States. Included is basic demographic data on the age, sex, race, and geographical distribution of the population. The third chapter reviews the literature on ACE programming for general and deaf adult populations, focusing on the definition of ACE, characteristics of ACE participants, delivery systems, teaching methods and techniques, courses offered, and obstacles confronting deaf adults seeking ACE. The methodology followed in the needs assessment of continuing education for deaf adults is described in chapter 4. The fifth chapter presents the major findings of each survey conducted. The raw data and frequency distributions of responses to each question in each survey are given. These are followed by intergroup comparisons to identify areas of consensus and disagreement among the groups surveyed. Chapter 6 brings the material discussed in the preceding three chapters together for a delineation of the implications of the needs assessment. Interpretation of the results of the study provides the basis for policy recommendations presented in chapter 7 for consideration by the U.S. Office of Education, along with anticipated costs of each. (SH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Adult Education, Adults, Deafness, Delivery Systems, Educational Opportunities, Educational Problems, Educational Television, Individual Characteristics, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Programing (Broadcast), Research
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Deafness Research and Training Center.