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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed May 5, 1999  2:48 pm
Subject:  Re: Questions About SW

Ingvild Roald wrote:
>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,

Thank you, Ingvild, for this information. Norway and other Scandinavian
countries were way ahead of the American schools, when it comes to
bilingual education for deaf students. I am curious about the "upper
secondary" schools that you mention - how old are the students at that

Is the SignWriting used for vocabulary lists, or are students reading
literature in Norwegian Sign Language?

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton


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