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The Newsletter of the Association of College Educators in Hearing Impairment

Volume V, Number 1 September, 1992

"Building Bridges: From Theory to Research to Practice"
1993 Conference Program Plans

Dr. Hakuta to be Plenary Session Speaker

Plans are well under way for the 1993 ACE-HI Conference. The conference will be held February 28-March 2, 1993, at Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. The opening session on Sunday afternoon, February 28, will feature Dr. Kenji Hakuta, Professor and scholar in the School of Education at Stanford University. Dr. Hakuta received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University and has published extensively and received numerous grants for his work in Bilingualism, Cognitive Flexibility, and Social-Cognitive Skills; Language Retention, Loss and Re-acquisition; and Academic Learning in Bilingual Children. Dr. Hakuta's presentations topic is "Second Language Acquisition and Perspectives on Bilingual Education." The presentation will be followed by a panel of teacher educators, researchers, and school administrators in deaf education and language acquisition who will comment on the practical knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of teachers in school programs today.

The conference has been designed to encourage maximum interaction among participants as well as to provide opportunities to enjoy the resort's outstanding facilities. (See related story.) Sessions will be scheduled during the daytime and early evening hours to provide some time for recreational activities in the afternoon.

Connie Richards, Western Oregon State College, is the local arrangements chair. Connie has arranged overnight accommodations for participants who will be arriving into Portland on Saturday, February 27th, and transportation to Salishan on Sunday morning. For more information contact Connie at (503) 838-8772 (voice/TTY).

Sessions will be 60 minutes each and will include round table, panel presentations and poster sessions. All regular members of ACE-HI are invited to submit proposals. A form for the proposals is included in this newsletter. Presentations which encourage interaction among participants are strongly encouraged. Proposals are due November 16, 1992.

Members interested in being session facilitators should contact Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, Program Chair.


Are you recruiting new faculty members? If so, the ACE-HI Conference presents an excellent opportunity to recruit. Bring information about your position and other information to share with potential applicants who may be attending the conference.

ACE-HI Name Change?

Two proposals have been made to change the name of ACE-HI. These received extensive discussion last year's conference. Those present at the meeting agreed that this question was too important to be made only by the members who were able to attend the conference. The result was that the question should be decided through a mail ballot this Fall. Consequently, a ballot is included in this newsletter. Only those ballots of paid-up regular members can be counted. We need your signature on the ballot in order to make this determination. Please return your ballot to Marge Harrington, whose address is on it.

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