ERIC Number: ED423625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Focusing on Staff Development and Administrative Issues.
Kolvitz, Marcia, Ed.
These four conference papers from the Biennial Conference on Postsecondary Education for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing focus on staff development and administrative issues for postsecondary personnel working with students with deafness or who are hard of hearing. The first paper, "Mentorship for the Working Interpreter" (Caroline Preston), describes a mentorship program at the National Center on Deafness that is designed to develop interpreter skills through an ongoing relationship between a mentor interpreter and a student interpreter. The second paper, "Time to Change Hats: The Changing Role of the Disability Services Provider" (Janet White), discusses teaching students problem solving using the control theory that emphasizes taking responsibility for one's behavior and the consequences. The use of reality therapy is also described. "Leading into the 21st Century" (Carol Kelley and Alois Wolverton), addresses management and leadership in the workplace. Employee motivation and bloopers of bosses are discussed. The final paper, "The Unwritten Curriculum: Teaching Deaf Students in the '90s" (David A. Stewart), takes a broad look at the cultural mosaic that students with deafness bring to the classroom and identifies some strategies that teachers can use to be sensitive to this multitude of cultures. (Some of the papers include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Deafness, Diversity (Student), Educational Strategies, Employee Attitudes, Higher Education, Interpreters, Job Performance, Leadership Qualities, Mentors, Partial Hearing, Problem Solving, Self Actualization, Self Control, Self Management, Sign Language, Skill Development, Student Personnel Services, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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