[sw-l] Re: Thesis -- more than anecdotal

James Shepard-Kegl, Esq. kegl at MAINE.RR.COM
Sat Feb 26 13:56:07 UTC 2005

I believe that if you want to have SW integrated into the Deaf education
system on a national or multi-national level, then you will need first to
convince theoreticians of some repute that SW serves important educational
functions.  This will take more than a review of positive anecdotal
experiences.  Rather, a curriculum needs to be designed, then implemented.
Next, a statistical study, with control groups and comparative results from
traditional programs, must be conducted.  Papers must be presented and
ultimately articles published in respected journals.

This, alas, takes money (especially the design and implementation parts.)
If there is someone who has gone further than I in design and
implementation, please identify yourself.  In the meantime, I have quite
bankrupted myself in the process -- which is why my attending an SW
conference in Europe is unthinkable.

-- James

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