History of Deaf Education: Part 2

An exploration of Deaf education through the 20th century to the current policy for mainstreaming.

23m 48s

(2011) The second part of a documentary telling the story of 400 years of Deaf education in the UK. Following the 1880 Milan conference, a policy of oralism was adopted, later encouraged by new technology such as audiograms. But a 1970s report showing that Deaf children were leaving school at 16 with a reading age of less than 10, led to more Deaf children being given a mainstream education. The documentary explores how communication in mainstream classes works and whether parents are making an informed choice about how they educate their child. Presented by Louise Harte.

This is Part 2 of 2; you can watch Part 1 here.



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