ERIC Number: EJ1129063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Presence of a Deaf American Cultural Life Script
Clark, M. Diane; Daggett, Dorri J.
Deafness & Education International, v17 n4 p194-203 2015
Cultural life scripts are defined as culturally shared expectations that focus on a series of events that are ordered in time. In these scripts, generalized expectations for what to expect through the life course are outlined. This study examined the possibility of a Deaf American Life Script developed in relationship to the use of a visual language, traditions developed to navigate in a hearing world, and the values developed within the Deaf community. Results found that Deaf individuals had both overlapping and novel themes when compared to earlier work on the American life script. Additionally, Deaf individuals integrated Deaf values into themes that overlapped with earlier research with hearing participants.
Descriptors: Deafness, College Students, Self Concept, Personal Narratives, Expectation, Comparative Analysis, Special Schools, American Sign Language
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Grant or Contract Numbers: SBE1041725