ERIC Number: EJ728425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Bilingual Deaf Education in the South of Brazil
Skliar, Carlos; Quadros, Ronice Muller
International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism, v7 n5 p368-380 2004
This paper presents an analysis of Bilingual Deaf Education in Brazil, with particular reference to the South of the country. This subject is presented in context, and takes into account research carried out over the last 5-7 years. We consider the spread of bilingual = bicultural models, changes in the representation of Deaf people and Deafness and finally, the epistemological inversion of Deaf and Hearing "problems" as present in the discussion related to Deaf Education in Brazil. The analyses of the experience in Brazil are not simple. In fact, the complexity is related to the different possible readings that "Bilingual Deaf Education" can have, such as for instance, methodological, linguistic and psycholinguistic interpretations, all of which are considered in the present paper. In addition, we describe certain bilingual experiences that we have been engaged in, together with other Deaf researchers and Deaf teachers over the last decade.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Deafness, Bilingual Education, Educational Research, Biculturalism, Psycholinguistics, Teaching Methods
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil