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Kermit, Patrick Stefan – Deafness & Education International, 2019
Critical theoretical approaches to the concept of recognition emphasise the Hegelian concept of a morally motivated struggle to obtain an identity that can be characterised as authentic. This paper takes the concept of a struggle for recognition, Erwing Goffman's concept of "passing", and the cross-disciplinary concept of languaging as…
Descriptors: Children, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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Haualand, Hilde; Holmström, Ingela – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This article focuses on the similar approaches to, yet different contexts of legal recognition of sign languages in Sweden and Norway. We use examples from sign language documentation (both scientific and popular), legislation that mentions sign language, organization of implementation of sign language acquisition, and public discourse (as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Laugen, Nina J.; Jacobsen, Karl H.; Rieffe, Carolien; Wichstrøm, Lars – Deafness & Education International, 2017
Hearing loss may represent a risk for developing social skills difficulties; however, little is known about the potential risk resulting from unilateral or mild bilateral hearing loss (UMHL). We compared the social skills of 14 children with UMHL and 21 children with moderate to severe hearing loss (MSHL) with those of 123 children with typical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments
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Eilertsen, Lill-Johanne – Deafness & Education International, 2017
This article explores the processes that facilitate interaction between children with unequal prerequisites for communication. Empirical examples are gathered from Norwegian schools and kindergartens. Some of the children in the study have hearing impairment in combination with intellectual disability. The examples demonstrate how these children…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Play, Children, Hearing Impairments
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Ohna, Stein Erik – Deafness and Education International, 2004
This article describes the development of identity in deaf persons. It examines how deaf people learn to live under special conditions. Data is based on conversations (interviews) with 22 deaf persons. A discussion, grounded in narrative theory, of how the development of self-identity is closely related to interactions with deaf and hearing people…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Models