Extractions: From A Professor Of Education by Homer Page Editor's Note: Dr. Homer Page is blind and for many years has been a professor in the Department of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also Chairman of the Boulder County Board of Commissioners and President of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado. At the 1993 meeting of the National Association of Blind Educators he had good advice for blind students planning to do student teaching. His remarks were printed in the Spring/Summer 1994 issue of the Blind Educator, the publication of the National Association of Blind Educators. This is what he said: I am very pleased to have a chance to speak to you on this topic. Of course, the blind student teacher must have a good knowledge of the subject which is to be taught, but equally important is mastery of the skills of blindness. The blind student teacher must be literate in Braille, quick with keyboard skills, and experienced in the use of the long white cane. Since sighted student teachers are expected to pick up a list of student names on the first day and read them quickly, the blind student teacher must have the skills to do the same. For most of us who do not see or do not see very well, Braille skills are a requirement. When closed circuit TV or very enlarged materials must be used, so much energy is consumed in decoding the print that the teacher inevitably loses contact with the students. Braille is the solution for such a teacher.
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Extractions: Career Education ... Special Education Great Sites Article G R E A T S I T E S A R T I C L E June 27, 2000, is the 120th anniversary of the birth of Helen Keller, and each year the week in which her birthday falls is recognized as Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. In honor of Helen Keller and other members of the deaf-blind community Education World looks at some noteworthy Web sites dedicated to the topic of deaf-blindness. The story of Helen Keller is well known. Born on June 27, 1880, the healthy infant was developing normally. But at the age of 19 months, an illness left her deaf and blind. When Helen was six, her equally famous teacher, Anne Sullivan, was able to teach her to communicate. Helen Keller went on to excel in all aspects of her life: graduating from college with honors and writing, lecturing, and inspiring people worldwide. Each year, the calendar week in which Keller's birthday falls is recognized as Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. In honor of Helen Keller and all those who deal with dual-sensory impairment or deaf-blindness, as the condition is also called Education World looks at some Web sites that are informative, useful, and inspiring.
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Extractions: Return to listing of Dr. van Dijk articles The approach to education of individuals who are deaf-blind has changed significantly since the rubella epidemic occurred in the United States and Western Europe in the early 1960s. This article examines how methods developed in the Netherlands influenced later theories and practices, and how those theories have evolved and changed over time ( Deaf-Blind Perspectives Winter 1997-98 Volume 5 Issue 2). Reprint permission, courtesy of Dr. Jan van Dijk, 2001 History and Change in the Education of Children Who Are Deaf-Blind Since the Rubella Epidemic of the 1960s: Influence of Methods Developed in the Netherlands Dr. J. van Dijk University of Utah The approach to education of individuals who are deaf-blind has changed significantly since the rubella epidemic occurred in the United States and Western Europe in the early 1960s. Prior to the epidemic, only incidental successes in educating children who are deaf-blind had been reported. In the United States, Samuel Gridley Howe wrote in a detailed manner about his student, Laura Bridgman, and Anne Sullivan reported on the enormous educational progress of Helen Keller. In Norway, Ragnild Kaata, a deaf-blind student, was taught to talk, and in France, Marie Heurtin received wide attention for the level of language she was able to attain. This article examines how methods developed in the Netherlands influenced later theories and practices in the education of these children and how those theories have evolved and changed over time.
Extractions: Blind Teacher Shows Students A New Way To See The World Those who have met Melissa Lagroue will tell you that she is an attractive, perfectly normal young woman. She graduated from college in June with a degree in elementary education and was married to John Williamson, a medical student, in mid-July. Because the young couple will be settling down near the medical school in an area in which teachers have been laid off in recent months, Melissa is going on to graduate school rather than looking for a job right away. Hers is a story repeated with variations thousands of times every summer. But each human being is unique, with personal gifts to give and contributions to make. Melissa is blind and an active and dedicated member of the National Federation of the Blind. She understands that Federation philosophy is meant to be lived and that it works. When an education professor at her college told her two years ago that she had no business training to teach public school, Melissa rallied her forces and disputed that view successfully. (See the June, 1991, issue of the Braille Monitor.) Melissa Lagroue student taught last year like the other members of her Birmingham Southern education-major class. But Melissa clearly made a profound impact on the children and teachers with whom she came into contact. On April 30, 1992, the Birmingham News carried a story by Scottie Vickery about Melissa Lagroue and her class. Here it is:
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Extractions: A Note to Listowners This document contains instructions on how to join over two hundred blindness-related emailing lists and blindness-related newsgroups , along with hypertext links which allow you to subscribe to any of the lists. It also contains an extensive listing of accessibility and pan-disability lists , as well as a list of emailing lists that are not blindness-related, but which are frequented by blind members , and a selective list of emailing list-related resources . A zipped archive of this hypertext document is available at: A plain ASCII version of this list is available from: A zipped version of the ASCII file, blist.zip , can be downloaded via anonymous ftp from the pub/poehlman NFBnet.org BLIST is also available via email. To obtain a plain text version of BLIST via email , type the line GET BLIST INFO in the BODY of an emessage, and send it to:
Extractions: Home Change Colors and Text Size Contact Us Sitemap Site Search American Foundation for the Blind About AFB Press Room Bookstore Donate ... Home Education The goal of all education is to prepare students to participate in society, and for most people, vision is fundamental to learning. But what happens when a child has a visual impairment? Limitations on the ability to receive information from the world around us can have far-reaching effects, including an impact on a child's ability to understand concepts, learn language, move about freely with confidence, and develop in a variety of ways. For this reason, the families and teachers of children with visual impairments use alternative means and strategies for teaching them to read, write, interact socially, and perform various daily tasks. Currently, nearly 94,000 children in the United States who are blind or visually impaired are being helped by some form of special education. These students are an extremely diverse group ranging from infants to young adults through age 21. The nature and degree of their visual impairments are equally diverse, as are the ways they adapt to their vision loss. Some students have other disabilities in addition to visual impairment. Their level of academic functioning spans a great range. And in every way they are as disparate as any other group of individuals in terms of ethnic and racial background, religion, geographic location, and income. Given this diversity, it is important to remember that each child needs to be viewed as an individual with unique needs.
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Extractions: The National Organization of Blind Educators sponsors NOBE-L, a mailing list for blind people working in or aspiring to work in the profession of education. Subscribers to the list work in all levels of education. Some people teach blind students, and some teach sighted students. NOBE-L provides a forum for all blind educators to discuss strategies, techniques, and experiences related to the profession of education. To subscribe to the regular list:
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Extractions: Home Site TOC Site Search Education The Core Curriculum for Blind and Visually Impaired Students, Including those with Additional Disabilities* prepared by Phil Hatlen, Co-Chair National Agenda Advisory Board Revised January 10, 1996 (*The term "including those with additional disabilities" will not be repeated, as it should be assumed under the definition of "blind and visually impaired students.") Contents of this page: Go to top of page Some years ago, a reporter asked a prominent blind woman, "What is it that blind people would want from society?" The woman replied, "The opportunity to be equal and the right to be different." As Lowenfeld so graphically portrayed in The Changing Status of the Blind: From Separation to Integration (Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, 1975), opportunities for equality grew tremendously in the 20th Century. "In the field of education then the move from separation to integration is evident. Educational provisions for blind children, the administration of these educational provisions, and teacher preparation, all moved from special or separated arrangements to integrated ones. This move has been consistently spearheaded and supported by legislation...". (Lowenfeld, 1975, p. 117.)
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Extractions: Lesson Plans and Resources This page contains links to lesson plans and resources for special education as well as lesson plans for students who are gifted and talented. It also contains lesson plans about individuals with disabilities (Helen Keller or FDR, for instance). Click on one of the topics in the site index to find what you need. If you are looking for lesson plans and resources for creativity, critical thinking, or problem solving, click here. All links on this page were checked and updated 11-30-03.
Extractions: Last edited for the school year: The internet links below connect to sections of a travel curriculum for teaching independence to students who have navigational disabilities. Like all e-books it is under constant revision. This web-based curriculum outline (located at URL: http://www.wayfinding.net/nonhome.htm) is printed and distributed to parents and teachers of children who are part of the Saginaw Intermediate School District's community travel program. Web travelers are free to use this guide for their own positive purposes. Please credit the Saginaw Intermediate Schools if you reproduce any part of the document. Thank you. For over twenty years I taught community based education in my capacity as the orientation and mobility specialist for the public schools of Saginaw, Michigan (city and county). This would not have been possible without the help of other staff members on the special education team. Deborah Parker and her colleagues in the physical and occupational therapy departments at the Millet Learning Center (Bridgeport, Michigan) conceived of the program in the early 1980's. Deb has been the heart and energy of the community travel program from day one. Without her skills and gentle personality the program would not have lasted. When I started teaching travel skills, I was not aware of a problem that I eventually labeled "navigational disability." As knowledge about the brain evolved during my career, I learned that there were centers in the brain responsible for understanding and moving efficiently through space. The surprising thing for me, given my earlier training as an optometrist, was that this navigation system was independent of the vision system. There are strong neural connections with all the senses, but navigation ability can be selectively impaired by damage to specific brain regions (for example, the hippocampus, or the right parietal lobe). This explained why, shortly after arriving as the new orientation and mobility specialist at the Millet Learning Center in Saginaw, Michigan in 1980, my caseload quickly filled up with children who were neither blind nor visually impaired.
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Extractions: LEARNING CURVE Friday, March 7, 2003 Updated at 14:33 hrs IST Advanced search Search in Economic Times India Web Images document.write(strdisplay + strlogdisplay); Indiatimes The Economic Times Editorial Today's Features ... Learning Curve Article Home News Companies Economy International Business News By Industry ... Most Read Articles Markets Stocks Forex Debt/Money Commodities Money Matters Mutual Funds Insurance Savings Centre Loan Centre ... Tax Centre Opinion Columnists Editorial Today's Features Learning Curve ... Letters to Editor Magazines The Sunday ET Investor's Guide Brand Equity Corporate Dossier ... Times b2b For NRIs India on Mobile Services ET Portfolio Tracker Ask the Expert Bill Pay Archives ... Medianet E-Commerce Auctions Shopping Classifieds Travel Booking The blind leading [ MONDAY, MARCH 03, 2003 01:16:49 AM ] THE demand for technical education has grown exponentially in India, fuelled largely by the boom in knowledge-based industries. This increased demand is currently being serviced largely by private colleges: of the over 1,500 engineering colleges, probably less than 10% are government-sponsored. For any education, if the teacher has to teach some material, then he must know much more than the material to be actually taught. Only when one possesses advanced knowledge about a subject does one understand the overall perspective and the role of basic knowledge of that subject. So, for example, a teacher who has learned advanced mechanics can appreciate Newtonian physics a lot better and can consequently teach it better. Similarly, a teacher who teaches arithmetic can understand it better and consequently explain it better if he understands algebra.
Extractions: CNN Europe CNN Asia Languages Spanish Portuguese German Italian Korean Arabic Japanese On CNN TV Transcripts Headline News CNN International ... Special Reports SERVICES Video E-Mail Services CNNtoGO SEARCH Web CNN.com Legally blind Mikaella Besson, 4, gets some Braille reading help from her father, Michael, who is also blind. Story Tools RELATED Reach Out and Read American Foundation for the Blind BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) Like many girls about to turn 5, Mikaella Besson has started to learn to read. She even has a favorite book "Froggy Gets Dressed" which she reads with help from her mom. "She wants to read it over and over," Nalida Besson says. But Mikaella has never seen the words on the pages she has only felt them. The Besson family is among many who are benefitting from an expanded plan to link blind youngsters and parents with Braille books. The National Braille Press is working with the national Reach Out and Read program and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind to distribute books, with the hopes of encouraging literacy among vision-impaired youngsters. The goal is to make people more aware of the importance of Braille, given that the number of children learning Braille has fallen 40 percent since the 1960s. "From a little seed it's developed into one of our major programs," says Bill Raeder, president of National Braille Press, based in Boston. "We've set a goal of reaching every preschool blind child in the country."
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