Andrew Foster Touches Eternity: From Nigeria to Fiji

Autor/a: AINA, Gbenga
Año: 2015
Editorial: Gallaudet University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Historia, Arte y Cultura


Alexander Quaynor, lead instructor in English as a Second Language (ESL) at Gallaudet University’s English Language Institute (ELI), was an administrator at Dr. Andrew Foster’s Ibadan Mission School for the Deaf in Nigeria. He describes Dr. Foster as a dedicated workaholic who arrived at his office at first light and was often the last to leave, lunching daily on roasted peanuts and bananas. Isaac Agboola, interim dean at Gallaudet’s School of Business, Education, and Human Services, has similar recollections(Agboola 2014). Andrew Foster was born on June 27, 1925 in Ensley, Alabama. Deafened at age eleven by spinal meningitis, he attended the Alabama School for the Negro Deaf in Talladega. In 1954, he became the first African American to graduate from­ Gallaudet College in Washington, DC, with a degree in education, and in 1957, he was the first to earn a master’s degree in education from Eastern ­ Michigan University. Foster then earned another master’s in missions and education from Seattle Pacific Christian College.

En: Friedner, M. y Kusters, A. (2015): It's a small world: international deaf spaces and encounters, pp. 127-139.