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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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Moores, Donald F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
In his article in an "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue that also includes the present article, Grushkin (EJ1174123) divides his discussion of a written sign system into three basic parts. The first presents arguments against the development of a written form of American Sign Language; the second provides a rationale…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Written Language, Reader Response, Relevance (Education)
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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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Chapman, Madeline; Dammeyer, Jesper – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The degree to which individuals with cochlear implants (CIs) experience communication difficulties has implications for social participation and identity development. However, few studies have examined the relationship between cochlear implantation, identity, and social participation. Using data from a Danish national survey of deaf adults, the…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Deafness, National Surveys, Adults
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Lutalo-Kiingi, Sam; De Clerck, Goedele A. M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
This article has been excerpted from "Perspectives on the Sign Language Factor in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges of Sustainability" (Lutalo-Kiingi and De Clerck) in "Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities: Envisioning the Future for Deaf Students" (G. A. M. De Clerck and P. V. Paul (Eds.) 2016). In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Language Usage, Official Languages
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Toliver-Smith, Andrea; Gentry, Betholyn – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The authors reviewed the literature regarding linguistic variations seen in American Sign Language. These variations are influenced by region and culture. Features of spoken languages have also influenced sign languages as they intersected, e.g., Black ASL has been influenced by African American English. A literature review was conducted to…
Descriptors: African Americans, Black Dialects, American Sign Language, Language Variation
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De Clerck, Goedele A. M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
This article has been excerpted from "Introduction: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities" (De Clerck) in "Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities: Envisioning the Future for Deaf Students" (G. A. M. De Clerck & P. V. Paul (Eds.) 2016). The idea of exploring various…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, Equal Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
Howley, Craig; Howley, Aimee; Telfer, Deborah – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Multimethod study examined the 50 U.S. states' preparation and licensure practices regarding students with low-incidence sensory disabilities (LISD). The researchers used document review and structured interviews with state education agency representatives. It was found that institutions of higher education (IHEs) in 38 states offer at least one…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Disabilities, Perceptual Impairments, Documentation
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Punch, Renée – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
In an integrative review of the literature covering the period 2004-2016, the author presents a current picture of the situation of people who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) relative to employment and careers--particularly the barriers, facilitators, and stress levels experienced by working DHH adults. First, an overview is provided of findings…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Adults, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Hartmann, Elizabeth; Weismer, Patricia – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
The authors discuss the research of education professionals concerned with children and youth with deafblindness, presenting three theoretical frameworks and models useful for integrating technology into learning environments: (a) UDL (universal design for learning; Meyer, Rose, & Gordon, 2014), (b) SETT (student, environment, task, tools;…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Technology Integration, Curriculum Implementation, Access to Education
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Parker, Amy T.; Nelson, Catherine – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Students who are deafblind are a unique population with unique needs for learning, communication, and environmental access. Two roles have been identified as important to their education: teacher of the deafblind and intervener. However, these roles are not officially recognized in most states. Because of this lack of recognition and the low…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Systems Development, Accessibility (for Disabled), Standard Setting
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Bruce, Susan M.; Nelson, Catherine; Perez, Angel; Stutzman, Brent; Barnhill, Brooke A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
In a synthesis of the research, the authors present findings from communication and literacy studies conducted with children and youth with deafblindness, ages 0-22 years, and published in peer-reviewed journals, 1990-2015. Findings are organized within the structure of the four aspects of communication: form, function, content, context. The…
Descriptors: Literacy, Deaf Blind, Synthesis, Educational Research
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