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ERIC Number: EJ945999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-3154
Being a Deaf Role Model: Deaf People's Experiences of Working with Families and Deaf Young People
Rogers, Katherine D.; Young, Alys M.
Deafness and Education International, v13 n1 p2-16 Mar 2011
The experiences of being a deaf role model have been little explored in the literature. This paper explores the role of the deaf role model as perceived by d/Deaf adults who carried out this role, when working with deaf young people, parents of deaf children, and professionals who work with them. The data were collected from part of the evaluation study of the National Deaf Children's Society's deaf role model project. Five focus groups were carried out with d/Deaf adults who were trained to be deaf role models across the UK. From deaf role models' perspective, five key issues were identified: the value of training; perceived benefits for families/deaf young people; managing parental expectations; addressing parental attitudes to deafness; and the personal impact of being a deaf role model. Recognizing and valuing d/Deaf adults' work with the families of deaf children/young people will benefit not only families and the other professionals who work with them, but also d/Deaf adults themselves. (Contains 2 footnotes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom