ERIC Number: ED022297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-up Report on: Language and Education of the Deaf; Policy Study 1.
Repercussions of "Language and Education of the Deaf" by Herbert R. Kohl are examined as a followup. The original study described the education and achievement of profoundly deaf individuals in America, presented a critique of the literature that had grown around the problems of the deaf, and focused on the relative failure of deaf education. Kohl's recommendation that sign language be taught in the schools with oral language as the second language caused a controversy. Contrasting responses from the manualists (favorable) and the oralists (unfavorable) are examined, and the support of Gallaudet College and deaf adults is reported. The range of dissemination of the report at the grass roots and national level is indicated, and includes magazines, newspapers, and TV coverage, quotations from deaf specialists and educators, changes in attitudes toward sign language by adults and others in this country and overseas. Projects in development which support Kohl's viewpoint are described. Twenty-eight notes accompany the report; the appendix contains the Kohl study. (SN)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.