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Runnels, Joel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Often compared to Laurent Clerc, Thomas Gallaudet, and Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Andrew Foster was a deaf African American who founded 32 schools for the deaf in 13 African nations. The 60th anniversary of his arrival in Liberia and Ghana and the 30th anniversary of his tragic death in a Rwanda airplane accident both occur in 2017. Renewed…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Deafness, Special Schools
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Giese, Karla – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Cued Speech is a visual mode of communication in which mouth movements of speech combine with "cues" to make the sounds (phonemes) of traditional spoken languages look different. Cueing allows users who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have language/communication disorders, to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages…
Descriptors: Cued Speech, Oral Communication Method, Visual Learning, American Sign Language
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2014
In this article, director of Educational Outreach at the Library of Congress Lee Ann Potter describes a classroom activity that focuses on an 1876 single-page circular published in Salem, Massachusetts about Alexander Melville Bell's Visible Speech. A. M. Bell's son, Alexander Graham Bell described "Visible Speech" as "a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Visual Literacy
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Denham, Percival J.; Battro, Antonio M. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
The education of the deaf and hard of hearing has been the aim and inspiration of many technological discoveries and developments. Since the early work of Alexander Graham Bell, a visionary in special education for the deaf, many relevant innovations have considerably improved the quality of life and the professional opportunities for deaf people…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Quality of Life, Assistive Technology
Loney, Emily – Hunt Institute, 2014
Innovation and ingenuity have long been hallmarks of the U.S.' economy. Our competitive strength is built on the legacy of great innovators--from Alexander Graham Bell and Lewis Latimer to the Wright brothers and Steve Jobs. The U.S. has prized its status as a leader in developing creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, but by many estimates, it is…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Achievement, Science Course Improvement Projects, Context Effect
Brodie, Carolyn S. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2004
Cell phones, video phones, voice messaging?one wonders what Alexander Graham Bell would have thought about the many venues today for electronic communication with one another. Bell's March 10, 1876 invention is now 128 years old, but there is no doubt that Bell's "talking machine" changed the world. This article presents a brief review of the…
Descriptors: Photography, Biographies, Web Sites, Intellectual Property
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Montgomery, Judy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
This article presents an interview with Susan R. Easterbrooks, a professor of deaf education in the Educational Psychology and Special Education Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and Ellen L. Estes, the coordinator of the Katherine Hamm Center at the Atlanta Speech School, on their new book "Helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Interviews
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Marschark, M. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2005
Alexander Graham Bell is often portrayed as either hero or villain of deaf individuals and the Deaf community. His writings, however, indicate that he was neither, and was not as clearly definite in his beliefs about language as is often supposed. The following two articles, reprinted from The Educator (1898), Vol. V, pp. 3?4 and pp. 38?44,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Sign Language, Deafness
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Bruce, Robert V. – Volta Review, 1973
Excerpted from the biography of Alexander G. Bell (BELL: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude) are portions dealing with Bell's encouragement of oral education for the deaf. (DB)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Biographies, Day Schools, Exceptional Child Education
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Mitchell, Sue H. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1971
The article examines the significance that Alexander Graham Bell's attitude and actions had on the social and economic conditions experienced by deaf people during his lifetime and into the present. (CD)
Descriptors: Biographies, Hearing Impairments, History, Negative Attitudes
Gilmer, Virginia – Exceptional Parent, 1973
The International Parents' Organization, a section of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, has the purpose of providing assistance to parents of hearing handicapped children. (DB)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Education, Hearing Impairments, International Organizations, Parent Associations
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Montgomery, George – Sign Language Studies, 2002
While much of the evidence is circumstantial, there is a clear evolutionary line from our primeval forbears in Africa, through imperial China and Rome, Celtic Druid lore, and medieval monks, to the one-hand "abecedario" first used in the education of Deaf children in Spain, the two-hand glove alphabet used by Alexander Graham Bell with deaf…
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Nonverbal Communication, Sign Language
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Cornett, Orin – Volta Review, 1990
This article reflects on Alexander Graham Bell's 1888 testimony before the Royal Commission of the United Kingdom on the Condition of the Deaf and Dumb, Etc. Excerpts are grouped by reference to (1) language education for the hearing impaired; (2) speechreading; (3) methods of teaching; (4) speech; and (5) sign language. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, History, Language Acquisition
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Blatt, Burton – Exceptional Children, 1985
Excerpts from the letters between Alexander Graham Bell and Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller are given to illustrate the educational and personal growth of Helen Keller as well as the educational philosophy of Bell regarding the education of the deaf blind. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Deaf Blind, Educational Philosophy, History
Schur, Joan Brodsky – 2001
In 1876 Americans held a Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) to celebrate the nation's birth 100 years earlier. Machinery Hall drew the most admiration and wonder. Alexander Graham Bell exhibited the first telephone, and Thomas Alva Edison presented the automatic telegraph, one of more than 1,000 inventions he would patent in his…
Descriptors: Government Role, Industrialization, Inventions, Patents
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