A Training Programme for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Tutors
A one-year project undertaken by Merge NZ with support from the New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association (NZSLTA), to develop a training programme for tertiary staff to enhance the provision of support services for deaf/hard of hearing students.
The main aims of the project were to:
- understand plural identities in relation to Deaf communities of affiliation such as Māori-Deaf, Pasifika Deaf, Deaf migrants/refugees, Deaf Youth, Deaf-blind and DeafPlus (Deaf with other disabilities)
- celebrate the commonalities of Deaf experience that engender a sense of affiliation across boundaries of race, ethnicity, nationality, and class
- further an understanding of Deaf-world diversity
- understand the interrelation between Deaf culture and language
- understand differences between English and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) such as grammatical features, the teaching NZSL resources available, and what is required to become trained/qualified NZSL tutors/teachers.
Project LeaderMerge NZ
Jaime BrownMerge NZ
$27,200.00 (excl GST)
A summary report of a project that aimed to develop a training programme to teach about Deaf identity, culture and language.
PDF, 1.8 MB, 16-pages
- 17 September 2020