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ERIC Number: ED373184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 162
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-872941-45-1
Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults. A Handbook.
Jones, Lesley
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: Joseph Rowntree Memorial Trust, York (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)