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The following was contributed by Shawn Mahshie at 5 Dec 1995, and posted to DEAF-L by earbear. Shawn is the author of "Educating Deaf Children Bilingually."

It is with some concern that putting the following information over the Internet could get translated into a rumor. I also am short on time and was not able to proofread this, so please excuse its roughness.

Before getting into specifics about the innovations I saw and went to study, I will tell you some overall indications that bilingual educaction of deaf children in Sweden and Denmark is still alive and well.

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The following was contributed at 23 Jan 1995 by:
Kristina Svartholm
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dept. of Scandinavian Languages
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm
SWEDEN


Sweden here! The assumptions and misunderstandings about Sweden seem to be many. I hope that what follows will clear out some of them. Someone wrote something about our hearing parents being more or less forced to learn Swedish Sign Language. I wish to emphazise that we don't force anyone to do anything. Instead, we inform the parents: they get information about what Swedish Sign Language is like, what their deaf child will gain from it, what it is like to be deaf etc.

It is out from this information that the parents get eager for learning Swedish Sign Language, as well as eager about securing their child's opportunities to get a normal linguistic development in this language, i.e. to acquire it in normal interactional settings. It is out from this that the children get a normal social, emotional and cognitive development.

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Credits

The information in this document was contributed by Dr. Jay R. Lucker at 14 Sep 1995.
The idea for this document came from Cathy Brandt.

For more information, you may contact:

Jay R. Lucker,Ed.D., CCC-A/SLP
Assistant Professor and Supervisor of Audiology
St. John's University
Speech & Hearing Center
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY  11439
USA

One person's observations on mainstreaming

Cathy Brandt posted a request for information regarding how mainstreaming has changed over the past 10 years. Here's one "ole timers" observations.

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2005 Nov 28
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(Contributed by Christian Vogler at 18 Nov 1995.)

The following question was asked:

So during this time of language acquisition, while the child is learning the language, and the parents, and other members of the household are learning the language, language delay is accepted. How is this different than the acceptance of English language delay in young oral children?

Answer:

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2005 Nov 29
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Introduction

This Web page contains miscellaneous notes related to my attendance of the 18th International Congress on Education of the Deaf, which was held in Tel Aviv, Israel, between 16-20 July 1995.

The Congress was attended by more than 900 persons from more than 50 countries. For the first time, I could see in my eyes the results of the new Peace Process in the Mideast: I passed on to the Egyptian delegation an E-mail message which asked DEAF-L subscribers for contact information of a Deaf club in Cairo, and saw some of the Jordanians buy Israeli Sign Language dictionaries (one of them was one of the keynote speakers during the Congress).

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1996 Jan 23
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Dream classroom:

  1. Total freedom to be creative
  2. Clear Communication ( any method that works!)
  3. Allow the student to NATURALLY choose his/her path, be it art, language or science
  4. Lots of interaction and role playing
  5. Freedom to express and discuss emotions/thoughts
  6. A little garden plot to develop responsiblity and use it as an example of Life
  7. Lots of different Role models from all types of employment visit the classroom ....sharing and participating in the student's education

And lastly.............

  1. Giving the student an opportunity to make some decisions in their educational choices.

The Piaget's method of teaching has worked wonders for my son, and I encourage this type of teaching......

(Contributed by Vikee Waltrip at 25 Jul 1995.)

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2005 Nov 30
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The following was contributed by Shawn Mahshie at 6 Dec 1995, and posted to DEAF-L by earbear. Shawn is the author of "Educating Deaf Children Bilingually."

Summary:

This article discusses some recent test scores of children in Denmark. It is being made available to prevent any misunderstandings that may be going around regarding the current status of bi-bi education of deaf children in Denmark and Sweden.

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2005 Nov 29
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