ERIC Number: EJ1071372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Reviewing the Pioneering Roles of Gallaudet University Alumni in Advancing Deaf Education and Services in Developing Countries: Insights and Challenges from Nigeria
Eleweke, C. Jonah; Agboola, Isaac O.; Guteng, Simon I.
American Annals of the Deaf, v160 n2 p75-83 2015
The advancement of deaf education and services in numerous developing countries can be traced to the pioneering efforts of many Gallaudet University alumni. In Africa, for instance, the work of one such great alumnus, Dr. Andrew Foster, stands out. Foster is credited with efforts that resulted in the establishment of over 30 educational institutions for the deaf in different countries in that continent. This article focuses on educational programs and services for deaf people in Nigeria that were made possible by the efforts of Foster and other Gallaudet University alumni he mentored. The authors describe the current condition and challenges of deaf education, as well as implications for strategies that could enhance education and related services provided to deaf people in Nigeria.
Descriptors: Deafness, Universities, Alumni, Special Education, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Incidence, Barriers, Educational Legislation, Educational Finance, Inclusion, Early Intervention, Disability Identification, Training, Educational Facilities, Educational Resources, Developing Nations, Special Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria