A brief history of early education of the deaf in Trinidad and Tobago

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dc.contributor.author Braithwaite, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Drayton, Kathy-Ann
dc.contributor.author Lamb, Alicia
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-26T18:49:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-26T18:49:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Braithwaite,Benjamin, Kathy-Ann Drayton and Alicia Lamb."A Brief History of Early Education of the Deaf in Trinidad and Tobago." History in Action Online-Only Journal 2.1 (2011): n.pag.Web. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2221-7886
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/11124
dc.description.abstract A sketch of any aspect of the history of the deaf in Trinidad and Tobago is an important step towards understanding the underpinnings of their present status in the wider society. This paper outlines the beginnings of formal education of the deaf in Trinidad and Tobago. It includes an overview of the formation of the first school for the deaf in Trinidad and the transition of teaching methods used: from oralist techniques, through mixed oral and manual methods, and finally towards the use of natural sign language in the classroom. Through this record, the wider population can begin to understand the evolution of the deaf community in Trinidad and Tobago and their unique language, Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language (TTSL). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of History, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus,Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.subject Deaf -- Education -- History -- Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.subject Hearing impaired -- Education -- Trinidad and Tobago.
dc.subject Sign language -- History -- Trinidad and Tobago.
dc.title A brief history of early education of the deaf in Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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