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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Johnson, Paige M.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou; Schoffstall, Sarah J. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
In a variety of contexts, deaf individuals often must navigate multiple societal, psychological, and physical barriers. It is frequently proposed that role models meet an important need for successful navigation in such contexts. The present article, a research synthesis, explores available literature on role models for deaf individuals, drawing…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Deafness, Role Models, Barriers
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Pizzo, Lianna – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
The author examines the theory and research relevant to educating d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners (DMLs). There is minimal research on this population, yet a synthesis of related theory, research, and practice on spoken-language bilinguals can be used to add to the body of knowledge on these learners. Specifically, the author…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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Allen, Thomas E.; Letteri, Amy; Choi, Song Hoa; Dang, Daqian – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
A brief review is provided of recent research on the impact of early visual language exposure on a variety of developmental outcomes, including literacy, cognition, and social adjustment. This body of work points to the great importance of giving young deaf children early exposure to a visual language as a critical precursor to the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Golos, Debbie B.; Moses, Annie M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
With the increase in research on multiliteracies comes greater interest in exploring multiple pathways of learning for deaf children. Educational media have been increasingly examined as a tool for facilitating the development of deaf children's language and literacy skills. The authors investigated whether preschool deaf children (N = 31)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Preschool Children, Literacy Education, Language Acquisition
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Champie, Joan – American Annals of the Deaf, 1984
Curricular plans for deaf students include the study of English but not of American Sign Language (ASL). This omission suggests a lack of recognition of ASL as a language and as the communication system of deaf people. Every program for the deaf students should include ASL in its requirements. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Curriculum, Deafness, Educational Needs
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Bockmiller, Patricia R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1981
A discussion of the poor reading achievement of hearing-impaired children identifies the two-way communication involved in the reading process, traces the language development of those born to deaf and hearing parents, and suggests viewing American Sign Language as a separate and complete language from English. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Language Acquisition
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Watkins, Susan; Pittman, Paula; Walden, Beth – American Annals of the Deaf, 1998
Describes the Deaf Mentor Experimental Project, which provided deaf-mentor services to young deaf children, ages 0 to 5, and their families. Deaf adults (mentors) shared their language (American Sign Language), culture, and personal knowledge of deafness while serving as role models for the children. Program children made greater language gains…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Child Development, Cultural Background, Culturally Relevant Education
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Akamatsu, C. Tane; Stewart, David A.; Becker, Betsy Jane – American Annals of the Deaf, 2000
A four-year study explored face-to-face English competence of five students (ages 7-12) with deafness participating in a study of teachers' use of English-based signing. Grammatical forms similar in English and American Sign Language were initially more readily produced when tested for in English and students showed consistently higher attainment…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Competence, Deafness, Elementary Education
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Stuckless, E. Ross – American Annals of the Deaf, 1991
This article raises concerns about current trends toward increasing bilingual, bicultural education for deaf children. It notes that such programs often discourage the use of voice and spoken language by the deaf child and those in his environment, delay the child's introduction to English, and unreasonably expect hearing persons to use American…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Educational Practices
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Brodesky, Richard L.; Cohen, Helene – American Annals of the Deaf, 1988
A bilingual/bicultural approach is presented to prepare deaf students for community college English courses. The approach focuses on American Sign Language as the primary language and teaches English as a second language. Students learn, in both languages, to differentiate meaning and to render the complexities of language more accessible.…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, College Students, Community Colleges
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Livingston, Sue – American Annals of the Deaf, 1986
The article stresses the importance of teaching deaf children to think and learn through the development of meaning-making and meaning-sharing capacities. Classroom practices should thus be content focused and actively engage students in American Sign Language to develop general literacy. (CL)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Cognitive Processes, Deafness, Educational Philosophy
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Schneiderman, Ellen – American Annals of the Deaf, 1986
The article describes a language program for junior and senior high school deaf students in which American Sign Language was used to teach English language skills. Two examples illustrate the ways in which students use what they already know to approach new learning situations. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, English Instruction, Language Acquisition
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Walker-Vann, Cheryl – American Annals of the Deaf, 1998
Summarizes characteristics of Hispanic students at the Texas School for the Deaf. It discusses trilingual (American Sign Language, English, Spanish) situations and problems related to multilingual home and school environments. A model is proposed for language instruction and support-services programs. (DB)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education
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Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara – American Annals of the Deaf, 1990
The study compared comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL) between 12 deaf subjects in a program using Signing Exact English (SEE-2) and 14 deaf subjects in a residential program using Signed English, Pidgin Signed English, and ASL. Students exposed to SEE-2 could comprehend ASL as well as residential school peers. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Comprehension, Deafness, Elementary Education
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Borman, Deborah L.; And Others – American Annals of the Deaf, 1988
Metalinguistic abilities of 20 hearing-impaired children, aged 4-10, were assessed by asking them to judge synonymy of sentence pairs presented in Signed English, Pidgin Sign English, and American Sign Language. None of the children had developed metalinguistic abilities in any of the sign language systems. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Elementary Education, Hearing Impairments, Language Acquisition
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