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November 22: Dr. Gina Oliva presents at DOIT Colloquium Lecture Series

November 22: Dr. Gina Oliva presents at DOIT Colloquium Lecture Series

By most counts today, approximately 80% of deaf children in the United States are receiving educational services through the public school system. A majority of these children are “solitaires,” that is, the only deaf child in the school, thus having no deaf peers. In this presentation Dr. Gina A. Oliva will discuss the ongoing travesties of “oral education,” share qualitative data from deaf mainstreamed students, and argue that all allies of the Deaf community must work together to address issues of social as well as language deprivation for deaf children. She will also argue that educational interpreters have a contentious yet critical role to play in the lives of deaf children as advocates for their right to a truly equitable educational experience.

Dr. Oliva's presentation, part of the Department of Interpretation and Translation Colloquium Lecture Series, will be on Friday, November 22, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Merrill Learning Center B111

 

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