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ERIC Number: ED313841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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The Understanding of Time by Deaf Pupils.
Kaiser-Grodecka, Irmina; Cieszynska, Jagoda
The natural sign language used by deaf children in Poland makes no distinction between present, future, and past tenses. Deaf pupils do not understand the notions of temporal sequence and duration of time intervals, and so are prevented from thinking of and planning for the future. The study with 15 deaf 12-year-old pupils and 15 deaf 14-year-old deaf pupils in Poland examined their understanding of the following time concepts: perception of the age of adults, chronology of historical facts and the problem of temporal perspective, understanding of the relations between generations in a family, and the ability to use temporal notions. It was concluded that poor time concepts among deaf children probably do not result only from language defects. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Poland