Subject Workshop for Teachers of Deaf Children - English Language
Presented in October 2005
Teaching Within a Sign Bilingual Communication Policy
Anne Bain, Donaldson's College for the Deaf
Recognising the right to access
Recognising linguistic preference
- British Sign Language
Learning requires pupil ownership.
Teachers need to be able to deliver the curriculum in a way that is meaningful and that develops independent thinking skills.
Deaf people have a language and culture
Deaf people have a history
Deaf people have a history of education
BSL has unique visual properties which add a dimension to communication lacking in oral/written languages.
The curriculum is delivered and assessed using mainly English Language.
Two languages of equal value are used within the school.
All pupils have visual access to both languages.
Some pupils have a degree of oral/aural access to English Language.
Development of multi-media to show graphics, signing, text and sound at the same time
Exploiting the skills of qualified deaf professionals / adults
- Recognising the right to access
- Recognising linguistic preference
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