Politics of language practices in deaf education

Komesaroff, Linda R. 1998, Politics of language practices in deaf education, Ph.D. thesis, Deakin University.

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Title Politics of language practices in deaf education
Author Komesaroff, Linda R.
Institution Deakin University
Faculty Faculty of Education
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 1998
Keyword(s) Bilingualism - Australia
Deaf - Education - Australia
Deaf - Language
Deaf - Australia
Education, Bilingual - Australia
Summary Argues that issues of power, control and legitimacy are central to language practices in deaf education. Documents the competing beliefs and attitudes about language practices held by teachers of the deaf, policy-makers and other stakeholders in deaf education. Barriers at the system, school, and staff level perpetuate instruction through English and restrict the introduction of Auslan, the language of the deaf community.
Language eng
Description of original xvii, 353 leaves : ill. ; 31 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.912
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027804

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