|SignWriting List Forum|
Ingvild Kristine Roald |
Date: Wed May 5, 1999 10:48 am
Subject: Re: Questions About SW
On Tue, 4 May 1999 19:55:40 -0700
Valerie sent, on behalf of someone else:
Subject: Questions About SW
another person asks....
"I am specifically looking for schools that offers a program that offers
separate formal instruction in ASL and English and that also offers
translation instruction from ASL to written English, and written English
to ASL. Do you know of a school that offers such a program for deaf students?"
Can anyone help answer some of those questions? Like the second one - I
have no idea what to tell her or where to refer her....
Thanks for your help everyone -
Well, as for Sign Language and National Language taught as separate
subjects, with translations between them, Sweden and Norway are
doing this throughout their school system. Sweden has for years,
Norway only started in 1997.
But in Norway, in upper secondary, we have been teaching Norwegian
Sign Language as a separate subject since the late 1980s, and with
some Sign Writing as part of the curriculum, for deaf students.
My best to you all,
Ingvild Kristine Roald
Institutt for Praktisk Pedagogikk
Universitetet i Bergen
UNIV: SCHOOL: PRIVATE:
tel: +47 55 58 47 98 +47 55 11 86 00 +47 55 28 34 34
fax: +47 55 58 48 80 +47 55 11 86 01