Kansai Japanese Sign Language Society to hold lecture meeting on Deaf education in Scandinavian countries

The Kansai Japanese Sign Language Society will hold the lecture meeting on the Deaf education in the Scandinavian countries at the Kwansei Gakuin University Umeda campus on May 29, Saturday, 2010, 13:00-16:30 in Osaka City.

The Scandinavian countries have pioneered bilingual education for the Deaf (the sign language as the first language and the written form of the spoken language as the second language) with the great result. Meanwhile the number of Deaf children with cochlear implant has currently increased.

The lecturer will be Dr. Takashi Torigoe, a professor of Hyogo University of Education Graduate School Education Research Department/Hyogo University of Education Special Support Education Program, and a researcher for the National Sign Language Training Center Japanese Institute of Sign Language Studies.

Sign language interpreting will be provided.

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