Self Esteem

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Introduction

During the 18th International Congress on Education of the Deaf, one of the lectures discussed the subject of self-identity of deaf people.

This article discusses te subject of self-identity of deaf people from the perspective of a participant of the DEAF-L list.

Lecture summary

During the 18th International Congress on Education of the Deaf, the results of a research by Yael Bat-Chava and Kirstin Lindermayer were presented. The researchers found that there are actually four groups of deaf people as follows:

  1. Deaf Power (33% of sample)
  2. Hearing Identity (24% of sample)
  3. Biculturals (34% of sample)
  4. Negatives (9% of sample)

The lecturers also remind us that a person would stay associated with a group as long as the group contributes to him pride in his identity.

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