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Deaf around the WorldThe Impact of Language$
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Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732548

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.001.0001

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Deafhood and Deaf Educators

Deafhood and Deaf Educators

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(p.372) Chapter 12 Second Response Deafhood and Deaf Educators
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Deaf around the World
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Paddy Ladd

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0025

The author uses chapter 12 as a jumping off point to talk about deaf education in general. The chapter opens with the value of Deaf educators in the deaf classroom, and argues that deaf education is minority education and should be afforded the same attention. The author urges that cultural education be included, and laments the dominance of medical procedures that threaten Deaf culture. The deaf child in a hearing world needs a safe environment in which to develop a healthy identity that will allow for a strong education and the ability to find a satisfying, productive place in the worlds they must straddle.

Keywords:   Deaf activism, deaf rights, deaf education, learning Deaf culture, Deaf culture, Deaf identity

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