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In this unit studemts explore current philosophies in the education of deaf and hearing impaired students, including oral education, total communication and a bilingual/bicultural approach. These different education methodologies are discussed from an international perspective. The impact of educational practices on a linguistic and cultural minority are examined from both western and non-western view points. This will be related to the development of curricula and pedagogical principles. Students may choose to focus on primary, secondary or tertiary levels.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn introduction to bilingualismPrescribedHoffman, C.LONGMAN, 1991.
ReadingsBilingualism in deaf education. International studies on sign language and communication of the deafPrescribedAhlgren, I., and Hyltenstam, K. (eds)VOL. 27 HAMBURG, SIGNUM, 1994.
ReadingsEducation of the deaf: administrative and professional developmentsPrescribedBrill, R. G.WASHINGTON, GALLAUDET COLLEGE PRESS, (2ND EDN), 1974.
ReadingsThe deaf experience: classics in language and educationPrescribedLane, H.(ed.)CAMBRIDGE, MASS., HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1984.

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