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Parisot, Anne-Marie; Rinfret, Julie – Sign Language Studies, 2012
This article presents a portrait of two community-level and legal efforts in Canada to obtain official recognition of ASL and LSQ (Langue des signes quebecoise), both of which are recognized as official languages by the Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD). In order to situate this issue in the Canadian linguistic context, the authors first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, American Sign Language, Sign Language, Official Languages
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Rayman, Jennifer – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2009
This paper is a thought experiment exploring the possibility of establishing universal bilingualism in Sign Languages. Focusing in the first part on historical examples of inclusive signing societies such as Martha's Vineyard, the author suggests that it is not possible to create such naturally occurring practices of Sign Bilingualism in societies…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Language Planning, Sign Language, Deafness
De Meulder, Maartje – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
Through the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act, British Sign Language (BSL) was given legal status in Scotland. The main motives for the Act were a desire to put BSL on a similar footing with Gaelic and the fact that in Scotland, BSL signers are the only group whose first language is not English who must rely on disability discrimination…
Descriptors: Deafness, Language Planning, Sign Language, Language Minorities
Hebert, Amy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
It is well documented that attrition in the postsecondary settings for students who are deaf or hard of hearing is greatly due to their academic and communication skills, as well as pre-entry attributes. However there is little evidence that indicates why students who are deaf or hard of hearing are successful in the postsecondary setting. This…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, College Students, Hypothesis Testing
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K.; Akour, Mutasem Mohammad – Deafness & Education International, 2016
This study investigates what competencies are needed by teachers of children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH), in the changing circumstances of their profession in Jordan. One hundred and five teachers of children who are DHH from kindergarten up to primary grade took part in this study. A scale was developed in order to achieve the goals of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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de Quadros, Ronice Muller – Sign Language Studies, 2012
This article explains the consolidation of Brazilian Sign Language in Brazil through a linguistic plan that arose from the Brazilian Sign Language Federal Law 10.436 of April 2002 and the subsequent Federal Decree 5695 of December 2005. Two concrete facts that emerged from this existing language plan are discussed: the implementation of bilingual…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Professional Education, Bilingual Education, Linguistics
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Ewing, Karen M.; Jones, Thomas W. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
Deaf students with multiple disabilities have a long history of limited opportunity, including limited access to educational opportunities available to their deaf peers. This article places the individual needs of deaf students with multiple disabilities in the context that guides much of deaf education--the importance of language acquisition.…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Multiple Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances
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Kamm-Larew, Deborah; Stanford, Jevetta; Greene, Robert; Heacox, Christopher; Hodge, Warren – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
A qualitative mini-case study of I. King Jordan and his leadership style explores the influence of a transformational leader on Gallaudet University and the Deaf community. The study features a template-style semistructured interview with Jordan regarding his perceptions of leadership and his personal insights. The study highlights the attributes…
Descriptors: Deafness, College Presidents, Universities, Leadership Styles
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Oschwald, Mary; Renker, Paula; Hughes, Rosemary B.; Arthur, Anne; Powers, Laurie E.; Curry, Mary Ann – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2009
To increase safety and minimize the risk of interpersonal violence, it is critical that women with disabilities and Deaf women have an opportunity to identify whether or not abuse is happening in their lives. Awareness and knowledge of what constitutes abusive behaviors is an essential first step in addressing interpersonal violence. This article…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Females, Safety, Disabilities
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Ingber, Sara; Dromi, Esther – Deafness and Education International, 2009
Parent participation in rehabilitation programs for children with special needs requires program designers to accommodate each family's particular needs and characteristics. This study investigated maternal reports on various characteristics of 50 Israeli deaf preschoolers, their parents, and families, and examined these characteristics' links…
Descriptors: Expectation, Deafness, Early Intervention, Mothers
Dacres, Kristen Jackson – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to formulate and conduct a needs assessment identifying which present factors may contribute to the implementation of a bilingual education program using Jamaican Sign Language and Jamaican Standard English (JEBE) at The Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf, a non-governmental school serving deaf children in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Language Planning, Deafness, Bilingual Education
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Palmer, Jeffrey Levi; Reynolds, Wanette; Minor, Rebecca – Sign Language Studies, 2012
This pilot study examines whether the increased virtual "mobility" of ASL users via videophone and video-relay services is contributing to the standardization of ASL. In addition, language attitudes are identified and suggested to be influencing the perception of correct versus incorrect standard forms. ASL users around the country have their own…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Language Variation, Dialects, Language Planning
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Lin, Christina Mien-Chun; Gerner de Garcia, Barbara; Chen-Pichler, Deborah – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2009
There are over 100 languages in China, including Chinese Sign Language. Given the large population and geographical dispersion of the country's deaf community, sign variation is to be expected. Language barriers due to lexical variation may exist for deaf college students in China, who often live outside their home regions. In presenting an…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Foreign Countries, Language Planning
pepnet 2, 2017
The overall goal of the "Building State Capacity Summit" series was to enhance successful outcomes for students leaving high school, whether it is matriculation in a postsecondary education or training program, or employment. Young adults who are deaf or hard or hearing face barriers that inhibit these successful outcomes. One way to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Educational Planning, Capacity Building, Deafness
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Williams, Carl B. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
Carl Williams writes in this article that effective teachers possess a repertoire of critical skills associated with student achievement. As one might expect, these skills relate to planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction. However, there is one indispensable component that is not a skill in the traditional sense; nonetheless, it is an…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Educational Practices, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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