Future Reflections Fall 1991

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

                 DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR OF BLIND CHILDREN AWARD

                                1992 APPLICATION
Name:

Home address:

City:									State:    		Zip:

Day phone: 						Evening phone:

School:

Address:

City:    								 State:  			  Zip:

List your degrees, the institutions from which they were received, and your

major area or areas of study.


How long and in what programs have you taught blind children?


In what setting do you teach? Itinerant program [] Residential school

classroom [] Special education classroom [] Other [] Please explain


How many students do you teach regularly this year?


What subjects do you teach?


How many of your students read and write primarily using: Braille [] large

print [] closed circuit television [] recorded materials [] small print [].

     
Please complete this application and attach your letter of nomination, one

additional recommendation, written by someone who knows your work and philosophy

of teaching, and a personal letter discussing your beliefs and approach to

teaching blind students. You may wish to include such topics as the following:

* What are your views on the importance to your students of Braille, large

print, and magnification devices, and what issues do you consider when making

recommendations about learning media for your students?

* When do you recommend that your students begin the following: reading Braille,

writing with a slate and stylus, using a Braille writer, learning to travel

independently with a white cane?

* How should one determine which children should learn cane travel and which

should not?

* When should typing be introduced and when should a child be expected to hand

in typed assignments?

     Send all material by April 15, 1992, to Sharon Maneki, Chairman, Teacher

Award Committee, 9736 Basket Ring Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045; telephone:

(301) 992-9608.
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