ERIC Number: ED423623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Focusing on Non-Traditional and Underserved Students.
Kolvitz, Marcia, Ed.
These six conference papers from the Biennial Conference on Postsecondary Education for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing focus on serving nontraditional students with deafness or hard of hearing. The first paper, "Helping Minority Individuals Navigate through Successful School and Work Transitions" (Glenn B. Anderson and Susan K. McGee), provides an overview of demographic changes occurring among elementary and secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and presents data on the post high school transition experiences of a sample of minority deaf and hard of hearing youth. Data from another study on the career preparation, entry, and advancement experiences of minority individuals in professional and technical jobs are also reported. The second paper, "Services for Students Who Are Hard of Hearing" (Pamela J. Belknap), discusses the specific needs of students who are hard of hearing. Other papers include: "Traditionally Underserved Deaf Adults: Triumph or Tragedy?" (Mario P. Insabella and Steve Glenn); "Tools for Language: Rehab 101 and Cultural Diversity" (Jesse Gates); "Adjusting to Hearing Loss: The Trials and Tribulations of a Deafened Adult" (Steve Larew); and "Academically Gifted Deaf Students Attending Regular Four-Year Colleges and Universities" (Robert S. Menchel). (Some papers contain references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Career Development, College Students, Cultural Differences, Deafness, Diversity (Student), Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Partial Hearing, Population Trends, Student Personnel Services, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Section 6 of Challenge of Change: Beyond the Horizon, Biennial Conference on Postsecondary Education for Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (7th, April 17-20, 1996, Knoxville, Tennessee); see EC 305 497.