The deaf as a linguistic minority: Educational considerations

Autor/a: REAGAN, Timothy
Año: 1992
Editorial: Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 1992
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital



Analyzes the education of the deaf as a cultural and linguistic minority by exploring the distinctive cultural and linguistic aspects of the American deaf community and the competing approaches to the education of the deaf. The deaf subculture is demarcated by language (i.e., American Sign Language), strong group identification, a high rate of endogamy, and a large organizational network. It is argued that the need for a deaf person to function in both the hearing and deaf cultures calls for a bilingual/bicultural instructional approach.

Reprinted in T. Hehir & T. Latus (Eds.), Special education at the century’s end (pp. 305–320).