ERIC Number: EJ576645
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Natives and Newcomers: Gaining Access to Literacy in a Classroom for Deaf Children.
Ramsey, Claire; Padden, Carol
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v29 n1 p5-24 Mar 1998
Describes a residential school classroom for deaf third graders. A critical school skill, the ability to engage in literacy activities, grows from the ability to exploit American Sign Language-based (ASL) literacy practices, which are indigenous to the culture of signing deaf people and critical for literacy learning when ASL is the medium of instruction. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research supported by the Spencer Foundation.