ERIC Number: EJ1231757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Communication Approaches for Educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Children in Ghana: Historical and Contemporary Issues
Fobi, Daniel; Oppong, Alexander M.
Deafness & Education International, v21 n4 p195-209 2019
This paper discusses historical and contemporary issues regarding communication approaches for educating Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children in Ghana. Discussion of the communication approaches took into account a brief historical background to the development of formal education for DHH children in the country, academic achievement of DHH students at West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) over the past ten years, types of communication approaches for the DHH in Ghana, as well as legislation and relevant policy documents on educating DHH children in Ghana. The paper recommends the sign communication approach and other strategies which the authors believe will aid Ghana achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 4 for all DHH individuals.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Secondary School Students, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Sign Language, Oral Communication Method, Total Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana