ERIC Number: EJ1174247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Introduction: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities
De Clerck, Goedele A. M.
American Annals of the Deaf, v162 n1 p34-38 2017
This article has been excerpted from "Introduction: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities" (De Clerck) in "Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities: Envisioning the Future for Deaf Students" (G. A. M. De Clerck & P. V. Paul (Eds.) 2016). The idea of exploring various understandings of the relationships among sustainable development, sign language, and equal opportunities from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives emerged from a postdoctoral research project titled "Sign Language Communities, Deaf Worldviews, and Sustainable Development" that the author conducted with support from the Flanders Research Foundation from 2012 to 2015 at Ghent University, Belgium. Funding from the Flemish Ministry of Equal Opportunities, as well as partnerships with the European Union of the Deaf and Federation of Flemish Deaf Organizations, facilitated international exchange and the development of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary perspectives, the result of which was "Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities," a 12-chapter multicontributor work that, starting with this issue, is being reprinted in abridged form in the "American Annals of the Deaf" in 3-chapter increments. This excerpt provides summaries of each chapter of the book and discusses a shared view from which to approach sustainability: a perspective of learning.
Descriptors: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, Equal Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Citizenship, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Inclusion, Language Usage, Cultural Influences
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Africa
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