Early education for young deaf children and their caregivers in Ghana
This project is funded by the British Academy’s Early Childhood Education Programme, supported under the Global Challenges Research Fund, started in January 2020. It aims to build understandings of the social-cultural and resource dynamics surrounding young deaf children and their families in Ghana where early child development and inclusive education for all is a strategic priority.
Improving educational and social outcomes for deaf children of Roma families in the UK
Researchers in the School of Education at University of Leeds has launched a project to investigate the education needs of deaf children of Roma families.
This one year project is funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award.
The aim of this work is to identify the learning, development and social needs of deaf children of Roma families and plan appropriate multi-professional intervention and support.
Signs Beyond Borders-a seminar Series
Signs beyond borders: Meaning-making across sign and spoken languages
This seminar series examines the daily life interactions between deaf and hearing people to identify ways in which people with different visual / gestural and auditory / oral experience of language communicate and understand each other.
Language Planning Toolkit: A bilingual resource for schools and services
This language planning guidance is an on-line tool that has been developed for practitioners by practitioners in deaf education. The planning, writing and research for this resource has been led by University of Leeds and the Sign Bilingual Consortium.
Contributions have been made by teachers of the deaf, speech and language therapists, deaf professionals and service managers and in the North and South East regions.
The resource was commissioned by the National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) as part of their contract awarded by the DfE in April 2013. The work has been carried out within the BSL coalition work stream as part of their remit to develop specialist skills for BSL and sign support.
One of the aims of this project was to collect demographic information across four deaf education Local Authority services documenting the language and ethnicity information about the caseload and the wider educational context.
The aim of this was to grow our national knowledge of the language diversity and plurality of deaf children and the educational settings in which they are placed.
To do this we have used a combination of Government Census, CRIDE and case load data and, through working in collaboration with heads of service and teachers, we have developed a methodology and some initial demographic profiles.
Professor Ruth Swanwick visited Ghana to meet with the co-investigators (Co-I) from the University of Education, Winnba (UEW). As part of the the week long...
New research that investigates the early education for young deaf children and their caregivers in Ghana starts at the University of Leeds January 2020. This...
As our project draws to a close we are starting to think about the impact we've had and the next steps for our research. The...
BATOD is very pleased to be involved in this project. It is important to find out what works well in supporting deaf children from Roma...
A new State-of-the-Art article published in Language Teaching This paper provides an overview of the research into deaf children’s bilingualism and bilingual education through a...
The British Academy project starts in January 2015. We are currently recruiting an RA and deaf education lecturer.