SA is failing deaf and hard-of-hearing learners:can a bilingual model of education be the solution to acquiring literacy?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Oosthuizen
KEYWORDS: DISABILITY, HEARING
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-oct-dec-2018/sa-is-failing-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-learners
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10355
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/12096
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12096

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Abstract

Deaf and hard-of -hearing learners comprise 5% of the school population, but their school attendance drops significantly between their early and late school years. Challenges in the acquisition of literacy may be at the root of their limited progress in the education system. Two experts in the field of Deaf education shared their insights at a recent HSRC seminar. Antoinette Oosthuizen reports.