EDUDEAF: The Jena Method

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Subj: The Jena method
Date: 97-01-14 18:37:29 EST
From: lrgst4+@PITT.EDU (Lenette R Ginsburg)
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We just started our spring semester at Pitt and I want to get a jump start on a paper topic for a class. If any one has information about the Jena method, if it is still used today or where I could find info please tell me. I thank you all now.

Lenette
University of Pittsburgh

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Subj: Re: The Jena method
Date: 97-01-16 10:29:23 EST
From: c.colchamiro@worldnet.att.net (Gloria Colchamiro)
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What is the "Jena method" and what is its application?

Gloria
Teachers College/Columbia University

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Subj: Re: The Jena method
Date: 97-01-16 17:17:51 EST
From: lrgst4+@PITT.EDU (Lenette R Ginsburg)
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I was told that it is a form of lipreading speechreading that was taught long ago. I was hoping someone out there would know more because that is all the information I have found.

Lenette

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Subj: Re: The Jena method
Date: 97-01-16 17:31:21 EST
From: schirmer@LCLARK.EDU (Barbara Schirmer)
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The Jena Method is an approach to teaching speechreading. The 4 approaches that were pretty popular years ago were the Jena Method, Mueller-Walle Method, Nitchie Method, & Kinzie Method. The only reference I have that discusses these at all is Donald Moores, Educating the Deaf. It's in his 4th edition on p. 256. My guess is that to find info on it you'd need to go back a ways...perhaps there is research and or discussion of these methods in The Volta Review & American Annals of the Deaf from the 1930s through 50s. Some of the older texts like those written by Alice Streng probably has info on these methods.

Barbara

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Subj: Re: The Jena method -Reply
Date: 97-01-17 08:44:53 EST
From: JBastean@MSD.K12.MO.US (Judy Bastean)
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When I first saw this it triggered something that I had a long time ago. This I pulled out of and old Aural Rehab text by Derek Sanders published 1971. In it, it talks about two systems, the Jena method which provides an analytical introduction to "visual communication training" and the Mueller-Waller approach. The Jena technique places a great deal of stress in the he beginning on the recognition of consonants and vowels as individual units. A student is even required to memorize the basic vowel series. The Mueller-Waller method, however, is more immediately concerned with syllable recognition without a careful analysis of the nature of the consonant and vowel structure.

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Subj: Re: The Jena method
Date: 97-01-17 10:10:22 EST
From: Jennifer.J.Butler-3@TC.UMN.EDU (Jennifer J Butler)
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I was reading an excerpt from a book titled "The Transformation of the School" by Cremin, Lawrence. In there it mentioned, p. 4, Jena as being an institution for studying pedagogy in the 1890"s. The full name of the institution was referred to as Jena and Leipzig. The footnote refers to a writing by Rice, Joseph Mayer entitled The National Cyclopedia of American Biography.

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