ERIC Number: ED422672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation of Leadership Personnel: Combined Deaf Education/Learning Disabilities. Final Performance Report.
This report describes activities and accomplishments of a four-year project to develop a doctoral program at the University of Kansas Medical Center to prepare teacher educators, researchers, supervisors/managers, and clinicians in programs in either deafness or learning disabilities and in a combined deafness and learning disabilities program. Innovative aspects of the program centered on the merging of philosophies and service delivery approaches across the fields of deafness and learning disabilities. Theory and practice were explored to identify common and unique contributions of the two fields and content and experiences applicable to both fields were incorporated into core course work and practica. Stipends or teaching assistantships were provided to approximately 40 students. The project also provided support for students to travel to conferences. The project's most significant accomplishments were the leadership program's national reputation and its cooperative relationship with other agencies. Individual sections of the report address the project's purpose, objectives, and accomplishments. Appendices include the program design, performance objectives, the management plan, the evaluation plan, and the following reprints: "Some Thoughts on Models of Inclusion"; "Creating the 'Write' Environment for Young Deaf Children"; "Social Interaction: Assessment and Intervention with Regard to Students Who Are Deaf"; "Communication Tips for General Educators Teaching Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing"; "Classrooms, Communication, and Social Competence";"Basic Interpreting Strategies for Parents"; "Three PSE Studies: Implications for Educators"; "Parent Advocacy for the Nonexclusion of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing"; "Deaf Culture for Hearing Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children"; "Research-Based Language Intervention Strategies Adapted for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children""Deaf Education in Rural/Remote Areas: Using Compressed/Interactive Television"; "In-Service Trends: General Education Teachers Working with Educational Interpreters" and "Essential Practices as Adults Read To Meet the Needs of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students". (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.