Draws together relevant research and practice in sign bilingual education.
This book is essential and accessible reading for all teachers and professionals who are working with sign bilingual deaf children. It considers the background and theory underpinning current developments in sign bilingual education and the implications for policy and developing classroom practice. Practical teaching strategies are suggested and evaluated. The authors draw on their own experience of working in sign bilingual settings as well as current good practice and relevant research.
This book is the first UK book that describes sign bilingual education (beyond policy). It is also the first book to support sign bilingual practice dealing with current educational issues. The authors draw together relevant research and practice in sign bilingual education and present practical strategies for teachers.
Background to bilingualism; The development of sign bilingual education; Sign bilingual policy; Pre-school; Nursery settings; Language use in the sign bilingual classroom; Sign bilingualism and literacy; Access to the curriculum (primary and secondary); Current issues; Recent research directions; References.