ERIC Number: EJ656778
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Why Schools for Deaf Children Should Hire Deaf Teachers: A Preschool Issue.
Shantie, Courtney; Hoffmeister, Robert J.
Journal of Education, v182 n3 p37-47 2000
Examines why bilingual education for deaf children is the best option, suggesting ways to ensure that deaf students receive the necessary American Sign Language (ASL) models in their early education. Notes that the best way to achieve success in ASL, and consequently in English, is to require that preschool teachers of deaf students be native signers. Discusses problems using manual codes for English. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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