First published in 1992. With an ever-increasing number of deaf students entering higher education throughout the world, major strides need to be made in provision and support for them. This book recognises that the integration of deaf students into mainstream higher education raises complex and challenging problems. It has proved extremely difficult for deaf students to enter fully into the social and extra-curricular fabric of campus life – an essential factor in ensuring student success.
The authors provide an assessment of state-of-the-art practice in postsecondary settings and suggest theoretical and practical approaches to providing support. There is discussion of the attainments of deaf graduates with commentaries by deaf persons about their experiences in college. In addition, statistics support the theoretical contentions and clearly demonstrate the benefits of postsecondary education to deaf people.
Table of Contents
List of Tables; List of Figures; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Part One: Demographics of Postsecondary Educational Programs for Deaf Students in the United States; 1. The Changing Population: A Challenge for Postsecondary Education Kenneth R. Nash and Miguel Sanchez 2. Characteristics of Programs Serving Deaf Persons Gerard G. Walter and Paul Taylor 3. Persistence in College Michael S. Stinson, Gerard G. Walter and Dianne Brooks; Part Two: The Environment of Postsecondary Educational Programs for Deaf Students; 4. The Deaf Learner Harry G. Lang, Bonnie Meath-Lang and Jane Mullins 5. Resources for Deaf Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom Rosemary E. Saur and Thomas L. Callaghan 6. Interaction Between Deaf and Hearing Students in the Postsecondary Educational Settings Patricia Mudgett DeCaro, Susan B. Foster and Solange C. Sevigny-Skyer 7. Student Development Thomas Holcomb, Judith Coryell and Willy Conley 8. Postsecondary Education and Political Activism T. Alan Hurwitz and Gerald Nelson; Part Three: Outcomes of Postsecondary Educational Programs for Deaf Students; 9. Effect of College on Employment and Earnings William A. Welsh, Janet MacLeod-Gallinger and Robert Menchel 10. Accommodation of Deaf College Graduates in the Work Place Susan B. Foster and Jean Cordano; Concluding Remarks Robert Panara; Index