In a qualitative study, the researchers documented the perceptions of deaf and hearing ethnically diverse university faculty and staff regarding issues related to the education of ethnic-minority deaf college students. These experienced educators commented on the importance of ethnic-minority role models for deaf college students, the academic preparedness of ethnic-minority deaf students, these students' level of comfort on campus, and the success of institutional efforts to increase awareness regarding ethnic diversity. The insightful reflections of these diverse educators can be informative in improving the educational experience of ethnic-minority deaf students.
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Parasnis, Ila and Fischer, Susan, "Perceptions of diverse educators regarding ethnic-minority deaf college students, role models, and diversity" (2005). American Annals of the Deaf, Vol. 150 (No. 4),Accessed from
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