ERIC Number: ED116396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
The Deaf Child as a Linguistic Minority.
Charrow, Veda R.; Wilbur, Ronnie B.
The author offers support for viewing the deaf child as a member of a linguistic minority and considers how this situation affects education of the deaf. Deaf persons are discussed in terms of their intellectual abilities, educational achievement, English competence, and the sociolinguistic factors which point to the existence of a deaf community. American Sign Language (ASL) is seen to have its own grammar and to be the native language of the deaf. Use of ASL (rather than the oral approach) is advocated in the education of deaf children, and procedures similar to those used in bilingual educational programs are recommended. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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