Education of deaf children and the politics of recognition

Autor/a: OHNA, Stein Erik
Año: 2003
Editorial: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Vol. 8 (2003) pp. 5-10
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




The ideological basis for education of deaf children has changed during the last few decades. In Norway, the new curriculum is emphasizing bilingual and bicultural ideas. In many ways, this can be regarded as an example of what Charles Taylor calls the “politics of recognition.” Taking an excerpt of an interview with a deaf student as a point of departure, this article discusses problems when heavily emphasizing a cultural approach.