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ERIC Number: ED399719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Students with Special Needs: Arabic Speaking Children in Israel.
Rosenhouse, Judith
This paper explores the problems of Arab children with hearing impairments living in Israel. It addresses the linguistic challenges involved such as the intrinsic problems of the Arabic language, the diglossia phenomenon expressed in colloquial dialects and literary registers, and the problems associated with a minority language in Israel. It describes the population of Arab children in Israel with hearing impairments, considers the identification problems associated with this population, and notes the lack of special schools or programs for Arab children with hearing impairments. The paper concludes with seven identified problems of the Arab population with hearing impairments: (1) intra-family marriages continue, preventing a decrease in the number of offspring with hearing impairments; (2) there are no Arabic-speaking parent support groups; (3) there are few educational institutes for Arabic-speaking children with hearing impairments; (4) there are no social groups for Arabs teenagers with hearing impairments; (5) there has been no survey of those with hearing impairments in the Arab population; (6) sign language is less preferred for the Arab population in their educational institutes; and (7) there is a problem determining which sign language system to use. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel