The changing context for sign bilingual education programs: Issues in language and the development of literacy

Connie Mayer*, Greg Leigh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The widespread implementation of newborn hearing screening and advances in amplification technologies (including cochlear implants) have fundamentally changed the educational landscape for deaf learners. These changes are discussed in terms of their impact on sign bilingual education programs with a focus on the relationships between language and the development of literacy and the changing role of signed language in this process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-186
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bilingualism
  • Deaf learners
  • Literacy development
  • Signed language

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