Meeting on bilingual Deaf education in Hokkaido held in November

The group to promote a bilingual Deaf education in Hokkaido held the 2nd symposium in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan, on Saturday, November 14, 2009.

The superintendent of the Hokkaido education board has reported at the Hokkaido council, "The number of school staffs who teach in 'Japanese Sign Language (JSL)' will be increased", and this move has made the quality of the Deaf education in Hokkaido change in the process.

The theme of the meeting was "Let's learn JSL to be used in the bilingual deaf education".

Program:

morning
Lecture: "What language is JSL?"

afternoon
Lecture: "Natural approach used in teaching JSL"

Activities report:
Deaf free school called "We all are Deaf kids. All, come together!"


Source in Japanese:
DEAF-NEWS (subscription)

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