Deaf Education in the Global South

Teresa Quail, Joy Rosenberg, Fred Marinus, Chris Kubwimana


The education experience of deaf children varies greatly in the Global South. Many deaf children are likely to start primary school with no language or limited language skills. Deaf children who attend mainstream settings may have very limited access to signed communication and/or methods that support optimal use of hearing aids. Deaf learners  who can attend a specialist setting may be more likely to access learning through sign language, regardless of their level of deafness, due to the lack of access to hearing aid provision. Some areas in some countries may be able to access learning through communication methods that also support hearing aid use.  This section highlights a range of examples of policy and training opportunities.