ERIC Number: ED031847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Education of Deaf Children: The Possible Place of Finger Spelling and Signing.
Department of Education and Science, London (England).
The results of study in England and Wales to determine the place of fingerspelling and signing in deaf education are reported. The scope and procedure of the inquiry, its context, the meaning of terms, the linguistic quality methods of communication, variable factors likely to affect the attainments of children with impaired hearing, and present practices in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Eire, and other countries are described. Advantages claimed for oral, manual, and combined methods, opinion trends, and main areas of disagreement are discussed. The views and recommendations of the committee are presented, without conclusions as to the relative merits of any method, but stressing the need for further research, better education, and organized leadership for the training of the deaf. (GD)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Education, Exceptional Child Education, Finger Spelling, Hearing Impairments, Individual Characteristics, Language Acquisition, Lipreading, Manual Communication, Oral Communication Method, Parent Attitudes, Sign Language, Speech Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Total Communication
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Authoring Institution: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain