Building Allies and Sharing Best Practices: Cultural Perspectives of Deaf People and ASL Can Benefit All

  • Debbie Golos University of Minnesota
  • Annie Moses National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Elaine Gale Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Michele Berke California School for the Deaf
Keywords: American Sign Language, Deaf people, Ally/Allies, Best Practice

Abstract

Societal views of Deaf people typically stem from a medical or deficit perspective, which then informs educational practices. In contrast, educational settings that embrace a cultural perspective provide visual language and strategies that can benefit all students. This article will address three common myths about American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf people and share research-supported pedagogical practices and recommendations on how to be an ally on behalf of Deaf people.

Published
2021-06-24
How to Cite
GolosD., MosesA., GaleE., & BerkeM. (2021). Building Allies and Sharing Best Practices: Cultural Perspectives of Deaf People and ASL Can Benefit All. LEARNing Landscapes, 14(1), 97-110. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v14i1.1028