ERIC Number: EJ1071518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Deaf President Now and the Struggle for Deaf Control of Gallaudet University
Armstrong, David F.
Sign Language Studies, v15 n1 p42-56 Fall 2014
"Deaf President Now," or DPN, should be viewed as a process, not as a single event. The forces that led to the installation of the first deaf president at Gallaudet were set in motion long before 1988, and they continued to be significant through the protests of 2006. Among the many changes wrought by the 1988 DPN movement is a fundamental shift in the demographics of the Gallaudet workforce, such that the percentage of deaf people among the pool of employees has doubled from 25 percent to 50 percent. This article attempts to put DPN in historical context, and it argues that this shift in the Gallaudet work-force has led to profound changes in the institutional culture.
Descriptors: Deafness, College Presidents, College Administration, Educational History, Activism, Employees, School Culture, Competence, Cultural Influences, Personnel Selection, Educational Finance, Fund Raising, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia