||Literacy and Deaf People
Cultural and Contextual Perspectives
Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Editor
From The Midwest Bookreview’s library newsletter Wisconsin Bookwatch
Compiled and edited by Brenda Jo Brueggemann (Professor of English, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio) Literacy and Deaf People: Cultural and Contextual Perspectives is a compendium of articles by advocates and experts in Deaf cultural identity. Revealing details and mechanics of schools where deaf children are taught, schools that were based upon ideologies about teaching, how deaf children learn, and the connection between American Sign Language and English, as well as diverse viewpoints on multicultural and bilingual literacy instruction for deaf students, Literacy and Deaf People offers thought-provoking, expertly researched essays that sharply criticize current systems and a dominant hearing culture that typically assumes their literacy skills will be inferior to those of hearing society. A welcome and serious-minded contribution to reading shelves concerning the educational needs of deaf students, especially in higher education.
Brenda Jo Brueggemann is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Louisville.
ISBN 978-1-56368-233-9, 226 pages, photographs, figures, tables, references, appendices, index