Perspectives on a deaf mentoring programme : does it make a difference? : research project report.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Teaching and Learning
Mentoring Deaf and hearing impaired students is a relatively new concept in Deaf education. This study aims to see if a newly instituted Deaf Mentor programme has been perceived as making a difference to the participants. Students, parents, Resource Teachers of the Deaf and mainstream teachers answered a questionnaire. There appeared to be advantages in using Deaf Mentors for the students in the areas of social interactions, self-perceptions, confidence, assertiveness, communication, motivation to learn and the development of positive relationships between each student and the Deaf Mentor.