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Goico, Sara A.; Villacorta Ayllon, Moises; Lizama Monsalve, Patricia; Torres Vargas, Rosa Adelina; Cerron Bardales, Clinton; Santamaria Hernandez, Jorge Alejandro – Deafness & Education International, 2021
This paper discusses the dialectic tension between the top-down and bottom-up processes that led to the establishment of the first public deaf education programme in Iquitos, Peru in 2016. This dialectic was initiated by the Peruvian Ministry's adoption and implementation of the policy of inclusive education, an internationally supported education…
Descriptors: Program Development, Sign Language, Public Education, Deafness
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Goico, Sara A. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2021
In this paper, I address the question of how interactions with deaf youth and their hearing interlocutors are able to unfold in economical and fluid ways despite the existence of sensory and communicative asymmetries. Bringing together ethnographic insights from two years of fieldwork in Iquitos, Peru with the microanalysis of moments of situated…
Descriptors: Deafness, Youth, Hearing (Physiology), Ethnography
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Parks, Elizabeth; Parks, Jason – Sign Language Studies, 2010
A sociolinguistic survey of the sign language used by the deaf communities of Peru was conducted in November and December of 2007. For eight weeks, our survey team visited six deaf communities in the cities of Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Iquitos. Using sociolinguistic questionnaires and recorded text testing (RTT) tools, we…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Sociolinguistics