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Bedoin, Diane – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
Deaf education professionals are regularly challenged by the linguistic and cultural diversity of deaf youth. The present article focuses on how young deaf people residing in France who are migrants or the children of migrants define themselves, and how parents and professionals perceive their linguistic and cultural diversity. The theoretical…
Descriptors: Deafness, Ethnicity, Self Concept, Immigrants
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Young, Alys – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
This article examines sustainability, equality, and sign language in terms of parents' and families' journeys to construct, deconstruct, and discover meanings through their experience of having a deaf child. Discussion is confined to hearing parents with deaf children, and the chapter focuses on two issues: (a) deafness or being d/Deaf and (b)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sustainability, Sign Language, Parent Role
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Jokinen, Markku – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Full participation is one of the general principles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for enabling the enjoyment of human rights. This concept cuts across all issues in the Convention, and is a specific obligation of states/parties that have ratified the Convention document. Other general principles…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Sustainability, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Dammeyer, Jesper; Chapman, Madeleine; Marschark, Marc – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Pediatric cochlear implantation has successfully provided many congenitally deaf children the opportunity to learn to hear and speak. However, outcomes are mostly assessed through formal audiological testing or by gathering perspectives of parents and teachers rather than the children themselves. Sixty-five children with cochlear implants (CIs)…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Early Adolescents
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Paul, Peter V. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The question "What's it like to be deaf?" has engendered debates on whether deafness should be considered a "loss," a "gain," or both. It is doubtful that many scholars would agree that an adequate answer entails only a depiction of the degree of hearing acuity or loss, perhaps in conjunction with age at onset,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Identification (Psychology), Sign Language
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De Clerck, Goedele A. M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The emphasis on potentiality needs to be understood in relation to the evolution of deaf education and the place of sign language in deaf education. We can look upon this evolution from a rational perspective. However, this can only be understood and adequately addressed while also taking into account the emotional chord that is struck in deaf…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sign Language, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences
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Moores, Donald F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Two hundred and fifty years ago, L'Epée and Heinicke were engaged in a disagreement over the role of signs in the education of deaf students, with L'Epée supporting both natural and methodical signs and Heinicke advocating for an oral method without a manual component. This was the beginning of the oral/manual controversy. This controversy set a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Sustainability, Learning Processes, Deafness
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Fitzmaurice, Stephen – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Although many rural Deaf and Hard of Hearing students attend public schools most of the day and use the services of educational interpreters to gain access to the school environment, little information exists on what interpreters are doing in rural school systems in the absence of credentialing requirements. The researcher used ethnographic…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Rural Schools, Deaf Interpreting
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O'Connell, Noel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The author explicates the life story of Anne Smyth, a deaf teacher in 19th-century Ireland. The story was written and published in 1858 by another deaf teacher, Charlotte Mary Kelly, who traced Anne Smyth's life trajectory from her birth to the day she began life in a deaf school until her untimely death at the age of 18 years. The study examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Teacher Characteristics, Teachers
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Grushkin, Donald A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Signed languages around the world have tended to maintain an "oral," unwritten status. Despite the advantages of possessing a written form of their language, signed language communities typically resist and reject attempts to create such written forms. The present article addresses many of the arguments against written forms of signed…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Written Language, History, Orthographic Symbols
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Rosen, Russell S.; Hartman, Maria C.; Wang, Ye – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
In this article in this "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue that also includes the present article, Grushkin (EJ1174123) argues that the writing difficulties of many deaf and hard of hearing children result primarily from the orthographic nature of the writing system; he proposes a new system based on features found in signed…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Sign Language, Written Language
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Hermann-Shores, Patricia – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Enabling pedagogy and andragogy is discussed as a form of lifelong learning in which learners attain competences and skills as children (pedagogy) and as adults (andragogy) that enable them to engage in independent learning in the 21st century. Throughout the article the author avoids as much as possible the labels "deaf" and…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Teaching Methods, Andragogy, Bilingualism
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Mayer, Connie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
While there have been attempts to develop written systems for signed languages, none have been widely used or adopted. In his article in an "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue that also includes the present article, Grushkin (EJ1174123) makes a case not only for why, but how efforts should be renewed to develop a written signed…
Descriptors: Written Language, Sign Language, Relevance (Education), Deafness
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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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Pabsch, Annika – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
This article explores three models of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) and identifies characteristics of a sustainable community necessary to sustain the Deaf community as a whole. It is argued that sign language legislation is a valuable tool for achieving sustainability for the generations to come.
Descriptors: Sign Language, Sustainability, Community Resources, Federal Legislation
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