A descriptive follow up study of post high school deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers who attended the Grand Rapids Public Schools oral deaf program

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dc.contributor.author Austin, Richard W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:27:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:27:52Z
dc.date.created 1973 en_US
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1973 .A8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/177471
dc.description.abstract The Grand Rapids Oral Deaf Program has been in existence since 1898. For many years, the program involved only the elementary level. Then, in 1961, a junior and senior high school program was begun so that the deaf or hard-of-hearing student desiring to learn by the oral method, could stay in Grand Rapids for his entire education.The oral method is the only program provided for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Grand Rapids. Consequently, a student not able to function with oralism had been forced to either struggle with the oral method or attend the State School for the Deaf in Flint, Michigan.The oral deaf program in Grand Rapids is an outstanding program and has drawn parent interest from all areas of Michigan. The parent group is a very active one which yearly generates many hundreds of dollars for the school. They are active in state and national parent group organizations which are also striving for oral programs for the deaf. This dedication is excellent. However, it allows no program for the deaf or hard-of-hearing child who cannot function orally. This is not good.Surprisingly, a formal evaluation of the program had never been initiated. There was a definite need for a gathering of information to provide, at least, the beginnings of a frame of reference for future studies.The objectives for the study were: 1) to gain the deaf and hard-of-hearing consumer's perception of certain aspects of his formal educational experience; 2) to assess the subject's current status of employability, community activity and social life style; and 3) to provide information to assess the relevancy of curricular practices. en_US
dc.format.extent i, 34 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title A descriptive follow up study of post high school deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers who attended the Grand Rapids Public Schools oral deaf program en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 4 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/835697 en_US


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