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ERIC Number: EJ776324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
In Search of a New, Linguistically and Culturally Sensitive Paradigm in Deaf Education
Simms, Laurene; Thumann, Helen
American Annals of the Deaf, v152 n3 p302-311 Sum 2007
For more than a century, educators have recognized the low academic achievement of deaf children in America. Teacher training programs in deaf education historically have emphasized medical-pathological views of deaf people and deaf education rather than appropriate pedagogies that draw upon and build on deaf students' linguistic and cultural knowledge. A recent and growing interest in educating deaf children bilingually acknowledges the value of American Sign Language and English in the classroom. The authors address the dire need for prospective teachers and teacher educators to rethink their views of deaf people and, in doing so, rethink the teaching methodologies in deaf education. (Contains 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A