Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Bilingualism and the Future Generations of Gallaudet Students

Gallaudet University is going to have a campus-wide panel discussion about the future generation of deaf students and how bilingualism will impact these students!

Because of the increasing number of mainstreamed deaf students and deaf individuals with cochlear implants, the focus of this panel discussion will be on the impact of bilingualism for these students.

The panel will address questions such as:

  • What are the attitudes towards the new "generation" of Gallaudet students, especially those with cochlear implants, those who come from mainstream schools, and new signers?
  • How would the new generations of deaf students perceive the term "bilingual university"?

Panelists will consist of representatives of different groups on campus: students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, parents, and teachers of bilingual children.

Please spread the word and encourage others to engage in this healthy campus-wide discussion!

Can't make it?? This event will be recorded and hopefully broad-casted on the Gallaudet website when the video is ready.


Karen Mayes said...

Wonderful! I am looking forward to the video when it comes out. I am interested, because I won't be surprised if one of my children decides to attend Gallaudet U. in 2010/2020's.

RP said...

Looks great! Open dialogue will benefit everyone. I also can't make it to the panel and am looking forward to seeing it online.

Anonymous said...


i imagine this is a prelude to a revised FAQ at Gallaudet ??

Christian's Mommy said...

Do you know if the video has been posted? I am VERY interested.