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ERIC Number: ED331256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 108
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Year in the Life of DeafCAN: Minority Deaf Students in a Community College.
Gold, Ruby; Strong, Michael
The monograph reports on a year-long ethnographic study of a program for deaf students, DeafCAN (College Access Network) at Laney College, a community college in Oakland, California. During the 1988-89 year of observation, the program offered six specially designed courses, a daily lab hour, tutoring services, and a women's support/rap group. The study was designed to describe the program, evaluate the program, and construct a program model for dissemination. The study particularly looked at: the effects of the program on the mental health of the 12 new students, bilingualism and the use of American Sign Language and English, student goals, and DeafCAN as a family. Extensive tape recordings (video and audio) of classroom and informal settings provided the data for analysis. Individual chapters of the report address the following: the setting; the DeafCAN program; the DeafCAN staff; staff meetings; DeafCAN students; students' language attitudes; students' social networks; student writing samples; underlying themes in the DeafCAN program; the impact of DeafCAN on students' mental health; student goals; DeafCAN as a bilingual/bicultural program; DeafCAN as a family; relationships between students and staff; and contact between deaf and hearing cultures. Extensive quotes and anecdotal accounts are included in the report. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Center on Deafness.