ERIC Number: ED449616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Multicultural Model for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Program for Deaf Adults.
Duda, Desiree, Ed.
This document describes the multicultural Program for Deaf Adults (PDA) at LaGuardia Community College at the City University of New York. The PDA offers a comprehensive education through an extensive variety of both degree and continuing education courses. It offers basic skill courses in the academic division and, in the Division of Adult and Continuing Education, an extensive college-preparation course, a preparatory program for foreigners with deafness, Adult Basic Education, Regents Competency Test Preparation, General Education Diploma preparations and tests, pre-vocational skills, computer skills training, and support services such as interpreting, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and notetaking. The publication discusses student enrollment in PDA programs, outreach and recruitment of students from diverse backgrounds, recruiting teachers and interpreters, and programs and services. Initiatives to improve students' academic skills, placement and assessment, and support services are addressed. Extracurricular activities that are provided are also described and include the Deaf Multicultural Club, Town Meetings, and publication of "Voices of Deaf Students." Finally, the Deaf Studies Program and the interpreter education program are highlighted. Appendices include program descriptions, statistics on the student population, and a list of organizational resources. (Contains 17 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Cultural Awareness, Deafness, Diversity (Student), Interpreters, Multicultural Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Implementation, Student Personnel Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.; Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. National Technical Inst. for the Deaf.