Annual National Discussion Meeting on Deaf Education to be held in Miyagi Prefecture in August

The 21st National Discussion Meeting on Deaf Education will be held by the Future Deaf Education Council mainly at Tohoku Social Welfare University in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture on August 22-23, 2009.

Tentative Program:
-Keynote speech by Hiroshi Tamon, Deaf lawyer, titled "The Influence of the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Deaf Education in Japan"

・Panel discussion by Eiichi Takada (head of the Japanese Sign Language
Research and Training Center), Akihiro Yonaiyama (Deaf actor and JSL instructor), Yoshiko Nasu (Deaf Mother), and Takaaki Arai (assistant professor of Tsukuba University of Technology )

Sessions, programs for Deaf students from elementary to high school
level, and other activities are also scheduled.

Source in Japanese:
DEAF NEWS (subscription)

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