Bilingualism in the Education of the Hearing Impaired in Zimbabwe: Is this the Answer?

Chimedza, Robert (1994) Bilingualism in the Education of the Hearing Impaired in Zimbabwe: Is this the Answer?

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Abstract

Education for the hearing impaired worldwide is fraught with communication philosophy controverises. Whereas the oralphilosophy has dominated die education of the hearing impaired in Zimbabwe for decades* debate on use of alternative methods of communication opened up recently. This article highlights die merits and demerits of the key communication philosophies in the education of die hearing impaired in the Zimbabwean context. It observes Sign Language as particularly important for grasping new information and for concept formation and oralism as. critical for integration. It is against this background that a new philosophy of bilingualism is proposed for the education of hearing-impaired children in Zimbabwe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > University of Zimbabwe
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2015 02:31
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 02:31
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/1960

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