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ERIC Number: EJ1174213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
A New Kind of Heterogeneity: What We Can Learn from D/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners
Cannon, Joanna E.; Guardino, Caroline; Gallimore, Erin
American Annals of the Deaf, v161 n1 p8-16 2016
The present article introduces a special issue of the "American Annals of the Deaf." Students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing and come from homes where a language other than English or American Sign Language is used constitute 19.4%-35.0% of the U.S. d/Dhh population (Gallaudet Research Institute, 2013). The authors propose moving beyond the standardized use of the designation "English Language Learners" to embrace terminology encompassing these learners as diverse and rich in language: "d/Dhh Multilingual Learners" (DMLs). The authors present (a) a discussion of terminology, (b) an overview of available demographic data, (c) a synopsis of the special issue, (d) themes across three case study vignettes, and (e) overall recommendations to advance curriculum design and pedagogy for DMLs. Questions are posed challenging researchers and practitioners to investigate theory, research, and pedagogy that can enhance practice with DMLs and their families
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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