Topic 3:
Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) 
and Deaf Culture: Focus on ASL

SKI*HI Model Title Page

Communication Methodology
Topic 1
Topic 2
Topic 3
Topic 4
Topic 5
Topic 7

Hearing Aid
Program
Topic 3
Topic 5
Topic 8

ASL Program
Suggestions Page
Topic 15

CED Website

http://www.educ.kent.edu/deafed/ivd1c.html explains the bilingual-bicultural education of the deaf and hard of hearing children on the CED (Council on Education of the Deaf) web site. 

http://deafness.tqn.com/health/deafness/library/weekly/aa032398.html is a website that tells us what is bilingual-bicultural education for the deaf and offers other topics related to deafness.

http://dww.deafworldweb.org/pub/b/bi.rights99.html is a publication that explains the reasoning behind bilingual-bicultural education. Francois Grosjean, the author of the article, said, "This short text is the result of much reflection over the years on bilingualism and deafness. Those who surround young deaf children (parents, doctors, language pathologists, educators, etc.) often do not perceive them as future bilingual and bicultural individuals. It is with these people in mind that I have written this paper."

http://www.connect.ab.ca/%7Eccsd/info/posedu.html is the site of Cultural Society of the Deaf XII World Congress for the World Federation of the Deaf in Vienna, Austria. This is a model that incorporates the school environment, the residence, the home, the Deaf community and the hearing community.

http://dww.deafworldweb.org/pub/b/bibi.mason.html explains why bilingualism-biculturalism is appropriate in deaf education. David G. Mason wrote his paper supporting this position and is found at the Deaf Children's Society of British Columbia newsletter. 

http://www.signmedia.com/AboutASL.html is a leading producer of curriculum material on American Sign Language (ASL) and American Deaf Culture.  This is a visual resource to learn more about this visual language. 

Developed by Renee Espenschied, Kent State University graduate student, April 2000