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We are delighted to announce the details for our project conference entitled Roma families and deaf children: Multi-professional understandings It will be held on Saturday 3 November, 10:00-16:00 Michael Sadler Building Leeds LS2 9JB Speakers include: Ewa Jamroz, Migration Yorkshire Ruth Swanwick and Jess Elmore, University of Leeds : Roma...

Jess Elmore our Research Assistant has successfully completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield. Her thesis entitled Information sharing in ESOL classes: People, objects and places provides a constructivist case study of two community ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. I explored the intersection of the practices...

The Roma Project team will be meeting at The Ear Foundation on Friday 27th April 2018 to discuss the latest project development. This will include: an update on the survey data collected so far final plans for the institutional case studies final plans for the individual case studies to finalise...

Cardiff was a lively place for this years annual BATOD conference. I was there representing Leeds University Deaf Education programme. It was a pleasure to have to  the opportunity to network with colleagues from The Ear Foundation, Mary Hare and Birmingham Deaf Education programmes, manufacturers, heads of schools and services and...

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 synthesis of published studies over the last 15 years. The practice of educating deaf children bilingually through the use of sign language alongside written and...

Translanguaging and repertoires across signed and spoken languages: Insights from linguistic ethnographies in (super)diverse contexts Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity DATE: 20-21 June 2016 The aim of this symposium is to foreground contributions based on linguistic ethnographies which were undertaken in educational settings and...

Jackie Salter successfully completed her PhD in deaf education at the University of Leeds. Developing Understandings of Deaf Students’ Learning in Mainstream Secondary Classrooms: Teaching Assistants’ Perspectives This study investigates teaching assistants’ (TA) perspectives of deaf students’ learning experiences within mainstream secondary schools. The majority of deaf students are educated...

Language use in the deaf education classroom In our Teacher of the Deaf Programme at Leeds University we ask teachers to describe and analyse the way in which they use spoken and sign language in the classroom and reflect on how their language use influences learning. Increasingly teachers are finding...