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Deaf Education Beyond the Western World: Context, Challenges, and Prospects

Harry Knoors, Maria Brons, and Marc Marschark


This volume disseminates academically informed knowledge about deaf education constructed by scholars and practitioners in countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America in order to identify the strengths and needs of deaf learners and deaf educators in those countries and to help move deaf education forward. It includes chapters about best practices and challenges from nineteen countries across the world, countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. The chapters are written by scholars and practitioners who live and work in these countrie ... More

Keywords: deaf education, beyond the Western world, Sustainable Development Goals, international development support, international knowledge exchange, evidence based practice

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190880514
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190880514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry Knoors, editor
Professor, Behavioral Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Maria Brons, editor
Manager, Kentalis International Foundation

Marc Marschark, editor
Professor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology

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1 Deaf Education Beyond the Western World: An Introduction

Harry Knoors, Maria Brons, and Marc Marschark

3 The Evolution of Deaf Education in Namibia

Beausetha J. Bruwer and Pamela J. February

4 Deaf Education in Ghana

Alexander Mills Oppong and Daniel Fobi

5 Practices and Challenges in Deaf Education in Kenya

Peter Oracha Adoyo and Everline Nyokabi Maina

6 Deaf Education in Ethiopia

Tadesse Abera Tedla

11 Education and Services for Deaf People in Viet Nam

Nguyen Thi Hoa and James Woodward

12 “Free But Not Fair”: A Critical Review of Access to Equal Education for Deaf Children in Sri Lanka

Shyamani Hettiarachchi, M. Dumini K. de Silva, Thilanka Wijesinghe, Brayan Susantha, Geshani Amila, Pubhodha Sarani, and Mohamed Rasak

13 Deaf Education in Taiwan: History, Policies, Practices, and Outcomes

Chun Jung Liu, Hsiu Tan Liu, and Jean F. Andrews

14 Deaf Education in India

Kalyani Mandke and Prerna Chandekar

16 Best Practices and Challenges of Deaf Education in Mexico

Mercedes Obregón Rodríguez and Maribel Valero Weeke

17 When “Inclusion” Jeopardizes the Learning Opportunities of Deaf Students: The Case of Chile

María Rosa Lissi, Christian Sebastián, Martín Vergara, and Cristián Iturriaga

18 Deaf Education in Brazil: Contexts, Challenges, and Perspectives

Cátia de Azevedo Fronza, Lodenir Becker Karnopp, and Marjon Tammenga-Helmantel

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