Alone in the mainstream: a deaf woman remebers Public School

Autor/a: OLIVA, Gina A.
Año: 2004
Editorial: Wasington DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2004
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 9781563683251
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Educación


When Gina Oliva first went to school in 1955, she didn’t know that she was “different.” If the kindergarten teacher played a tune on the piano to signal the next exercise, Oliva didn’t react because she couldn’t hear the music. So began her journey as a “solitary,” her term for being the only deaf child in the entire school. Gina felt alone because she couldn’t communicate easily with her classmates, but also because none of them had a hearing loss like hers. It wasn’t until years later at Gallaudet University that she discovered that she wasn’t alone and that her experience was common among mainstreamed deaf students. Alone in the Mainstream recounts Oliva’s story, as well as those of many other solitaries.