Re-surfacing: the History of Sign Language and Deaf Education

Posted by SOC on 11/11/2022

 black and white image of a boy and girl playing game with a pip of person signing

Two editorial pieces were recently published on two different widely-circulated news channels, indicating that the history of sign language and deaf education continues to evolve. Hard topics such as deaf exclusion, sign language bans, and oral education are addressed in both articles. People who have varying hearing levels have long experienced oppression, but with changes in pedagogy and cultural sensitivity, deaf culture and sign language are becoming normality.
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