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ERIC Number: ED373184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults. A Handbook.
This handbook is designed to help policymakers and providers meet the educational needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and develop access to postcompulsory education for hearing-impaired adults. The following topics are covered: deafness and difference (the culture and identity of deaf people, images of deafness, voluntary organizations, and prevalence of hearing impairments); language and communication (communication needs of hearing-impaired people, British Sign Language interpreter training, training for communicators, and provision of the most relevant communication support); meeting communication needs (technological and human aids to communication and concerns and issues); barriers to access (barriers before, during, and after a program of study and collaborating to overcome them); learning opportunities (identifying needs, adult basic education, information technology, health promotion, courses for minority adults, counseling, work-based training and learning, deaf studies, and suitable teaching strategies); styles and settings for learning (integrated courses and open and distance learning); staff development and training (language and communication training and general communication guidelines); and funding, management, and policy issues. Appendixes contain information on the survey on which this handbook is based and names and addresses of 47 key organizations serving hearing-impaired adults. Contains 41 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Disorders, Communication Skills, Continuing Education, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Deafness, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, English Instruction, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Individual Differences, Partial Hearing, Participation, Skill Development
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (9.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Joseph Rowntree Memorial Trust, York (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)