EDUDEAF: Minorities in Oral Programs

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Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 14:08:14 -0800
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From: Phillip & Susan Carey
Subject: Minorities in Oral programs

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During my classroom observations while attending the Interpreter Training Program at Mt. San Antonio College, I noticed that there were more Caucasian children in the oral programs I visited than in signing programs. I also noticed that Asian children were the majority in receiving cochlear implants. Hispanic children were almost exclusively in signing programs. This is in Southern California. Is this a nationwide trend? Care to comment as to why?

Susan Carey
A curious interpreter

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Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 13:38:24 -0500
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From: Rebecca Morris
Subject: Re: Minorities in Oral programs
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I recently completed a research project on bilingual education for deaf students. Bilingual in this sense does not refer to the bi-bi philosophy that is becoming a growing trend -ASL/English instruction for deaf students. I was studying and researching about students who were in fact deaf and bilingual. They were oral in their native language and then learned English in an oral manner as well. It is intersting that you asked, because there are many students who are oral and not caucasian. At Clarke School there are some minority students - Spanish, Philipino, African American....and they are all oral Have you ever heard of the Horace Mann School in Boston? This is a school that has started a program as recently as ten years ago. They have created a school exclusively for Spanish Deaf Students. The goal is to help these students become bilingual orally. Also they have out reach services for other Spanish deaf students in the Boston area. I read you e-mail and I just thought you might like to know this since you said you were curious. Happy Holidays :)!! Becky --

Rebecca Morris rmorris@sophia.smith.edu
Smith College/Clarke School MED Student

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Subj: Re: Minorities in Oral programs
Date: 96-12-20 21:13:09 EST
From: dehahn@TIAC.NET (Christofer deHahn)
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Horace Mann???? Oral????

Please tell me more. This was always a manual school. Could Clarke East be influencing their change in philosophy?

Chris

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Subj: Re: Minorities in Oral programs
Date: 96-12-19 14:22:10 EST
From: sacks@NOTIME.ENET.DEC.COM (Gerald Sacks ZKO2-3/N30 DTN:381-2085 19-Dec-1996 1403)
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It's a small data point, but the Clarke's new satellite program in Newton has three students. One is black, one is Kuwaiti, and one is white.

I don't know about this program, but the Horace Mann's regular program is decidedly not oral.

Gerald Sacks sacks@notime.enet.dec.com

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Subj: Re: Minorities in Oral programs
Date: 97-01-07 21:07:30 EST
From: dr.j@RDZ.STJOHNS.EDU (Jay Lucker)
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Dear Susan,

In the Northeast, this may also be the same trend with more racial and ethnic mix in TC and oral programs than purely manual programs - at least in the New York City metro area.

dr.j!

P.S. Wonder if it's because of the parents rather than a reflection of the programs themselves.

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