Literacy and deaf students in Taiwan: Issues, practices and directions for future research: Part II

Hsiu Tan Liu, Jean F. Andrews, Chun Jung Liu

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Abstract

In Part I, we underscore the issues surrounding young deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners of literacy in Taiwan who use sign to support their learning of Chinese literacy. We also described the linguistic features of Chinese writing and the visual codes used by DHH children. In Part II, we describe the reading and writing practices used with Taiwanese DHH children. Teachers reported they taught Chinese literacy bridging meaning to print using pictures, speech, sign, visual and visual/gestural codes. Theoretical and practical implications of our descriptive study were given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-36
Number of pages14
JournalDeafness and Education International
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Character signs
  • Chinese
  • Deaf
  • Deaf community
  • Emergent literacy
  • Hard of hearing
  • Reading
  • Speech
  • Taiwanese Sign Language
  • Zhuyin
  • Zhuyin finger alphabet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Speech and Hearing

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