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March 3, 2005

Former Maryland School for the Deaf Superintendent publishes his memoirs

From: Robin Jones Consulting - Mar 3, 2005

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Former Maryland School for the Deaf Superintendent publishes his memoirs

David M. Denton's extraordinary life as a deaf educator is chronicled in his new book

Frederick, Md - David M. Denton, the former superintendent of the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Maryland, has published his memoirs. In the book, "Listening to Deafness: An Old Song Sung Differently," Denton describes in detail the triumphs and frustrations of his 30 year career as a leading deaf educator.

Denton's life history is intricately woven with the history of the Maryland School for the Deaf, and indeed the history of deaf education in the United States. As the developer of Total Communication, Dr. Denton fought against the traditional, oral-only deaf teaching methodology and encouraged deaf educators worldwide to embrace the full spectrum of communication methods including sign language, finger spelling, gestures, lip reading, speech, reading, and writing.

For Denton's efforts in deaf education, he received many prestigious awards including the Daniel T. Cloud Memorial Award by the National Leadership Training Program in the Area of the Deaf from California State University Northridge, and the Robert Davila Award of Merit by the Conference of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf.

Denton was born in Robbinsville, NC, in 1931, one of six siblings. He earned a diploma (A.A.) from Cumberland College, Williamsburg, KY, a B.A. degree from Lenoir Rhyne College, and an M.A. degree from California State University, and was given the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy (Pd.D.) by Western Maryland College.

Listening to Deafness: An Old Song Sung Differently By David M. Denton
Publisher: PublishAmerica, Baltimore
Publication date: October 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 1-4137-3873-7

Paperback; 184 pages
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