ERIC Number: ED176481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Additional Readings on the Northridge Model of Postsecondary Education for Deaf Students. National Center on Deafness Publication Series No. 3.
Murphy, Harry J., Ed.
The book describes an integrated model of postsecondary education for deaf students developed at California State University, Northridge. The model uses the facilities and services of a regular university, offering special support services only where absolutely needed to insure the success of deaf students. Lectures are translated into sign language, which has been proven to be as efficient as spoken language. In the 15 years since the mainstreaming program began at Northridge, there has been no evidence of any relationship between degree of hearing loss and academic achievement. Other aspects of the Northridge model covered in the report include a survey of attitudes and perceptions of hearing and hearing-impaired students, consumer evaluation of support services, the educational and family backgrounds of the deaf students, a profile of the deaf students during the Fall semester of 1976, a comparison of the majors of deaf and hearing students, and the relationship between degree of hearing loss and academic achievement. A brief history of the National Center on Deafness is also presented. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Rehabilitation, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge.