Deaf Education in the Global South

Teresa Quail, Joy Rosenberg, Fred Marinus, Chris Kubwimana

Language access

A discussion about types of language access was included in the conference poster Multilingualism: Innovations in development work in deafness  presented at the 2019 British Association of Teachers of the Deaf Conference.

Sign Language
Special Deafness and Education International issue focusing on education for deaf learners in the global South. The issue “will highlight contributions from researchers and practitioners from the global South who study the implementation and progress of programs for deaf learners that utilize a natural sign language as a medium of instruction.” 

Article by Eilidh Rose McEwan, a deaf researcher, reflecting her engagement with deaf individuals and outlining the capabilities of deaf people in Global South contexts, summary of Multiliteracies and impact of peer-to-peer education.

Article about “Education in Sign Language as a Human Right?”  

Article by Human Rights Watch on deaf learners’ access to sign language.  

Article on Education through Sign Language for Deaf Children in Vietnam. 

Professor Marc Marschark, Ph.D lecturer on Access and Understanding in the Classroom: How Deaf Children Learn (or not). 

Article outlining 2020 International Day of Sign Languages.   

Website, administered by the non-profit association European Sign Language Centre, presenting a glossary of signs from different sign languages around the world.

Ugandan National Curriculum Development Centre YouTube clips - Ugandan Sign Language.  

Ugandan Sign Language manual published by Good Samaritan School for the Deaf. 

DeafChildWorldwide published a book for parents, carers, guardians and families with a basic knowledge of Ugandan Sign Language (USL). 

Update on Rwanda Sign Language Dictionary Project

Article about a Speech and Language therapy led workshop for parents of children with communication disabilities in Rwanda.  

YouTube collection of Uganda Sign Language Videos.

Science curriculum sign glossary (British Sign Language). 

MobileDeaf Research

MobileDeaf research team, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. 

Presenters include Amandine le Maire (Heriot-Watt University) discussing the languaging practices of deaf refugees and an interactive panel discussion with deaf refugees, Ibrahim Al-Kadri and Chris Kubwimana.

Amandine discussed her fieldwork with deaf refugees at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.

Journal article -Deaf children need language, not (just) speech.