Social and Cultural Contexts of Deaf Education
Education of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) students occurs in diverse and continually changing contexts – social, cultural, political and scientific. In order to be responsive and flexible practitioners, teachers need to be aware of how these contexts have developed and continue to influence their professional practice.
This course provides students with a broad context for professional practice in deaf education. It will introduce students to the historical background, and current settings and approaches used in deaf education. Socio-cultural contexts of deaf people’s lives will be explored, including the role of spoken and signed languages and identity and social-emotional development. Family contexts and approaches to working with families of D/HH children will be introduced.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
Semester 1 - 2016
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Topics will include:
|Assumed Knowledge||Mandatory course requirement: Auslan Basic or equivalent.|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6665|