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Taylor, Saul; Youngs, Howard – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2018
The challenges in deaf education illustrate the requirement and importance of leadership in this specialized field. The significant and impending talent depletion unfolding as baby-boomers retire, positions leadership succession planning as a strategic issue. This mixed methods study is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The aim is to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Administrative Change, Deafness, Mixed Methods Research
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Smiler, Kirsten; McKee, Rachel Locker – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
Following the reframing of "Deaf" as a cultural and linguistic identity, ethnic minority members of Deaf communities are increasingly exploring their plural identities in relation to Deaf and hearing communities of affiliation. This article examines "Maori" Deaf people's perceptions of identity, during a coinciding period of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnicity, Pacific Islanders, Minority Groups
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Kent, B. A. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
A study examined identity issues and health behaviors of 52 mainstreamed students (ages 11-15) who are hard-of-hearing and 470 controls. Although there were few statistically significant differences, there were indications that subjects more often experienced a sense of loneliness. The majority did not self-identify as having a hearing disability.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Identification (Psychology)
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Forman, Wayne – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
Aerial spelling is the term given for the way many people with deafness in New Zealand (NZ) manually represent letters of the alphabet. This article examines the nature and role of aerial spelling in New Zealand Sign Language, particularly that form used by older members of the NZ deaf community. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Finger Spelling