|Social Constructions of Deafness|
From The Midwest Book Review
Social Constructions of Deafness: Examining Deaf Languacultures in Education focuses on revealing critical knowledge that addresses social justice issues in deaf education, and uses Horejes’s own experiences of being deaf combined with research on deafness and language. Here, Horejes maintains that schools play a powerful role in maintaining social constructions for deaf children, offering a scholarly approach that blends anthropology and social issues studies with educational issues in considering the identities a deaf child forms in the process of education. Analysis of two kindergarten classes for deaf students – one orally oriented, one using sign language – makes for a powerful collection of research studies offering educators assessment of the special challenges and culture affecting deaf children in schools. A ‘must’ for any education collection strong in special education concerns.
Thomas P. Horejes is an assistant professor in the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology at Gallaudet University.
Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-541-5, 6 x 9 casebound, 310 pages, 2 tables, 29 figures
E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-542-2
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