USA Informing ASL Teachers About SignWriting
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Jan 30 19:41:51 UTC 2006
January 30, 2006
Barbara - You are absolutely right about this...Excellent point.
There is a history behind these issues, related to oppression.
What advice can you give all of us? How would you approach this? I am
very interested in your advice (or anyone else's advice)... smile...
On Jan 30, 2006, at 11:01 AM, Barbara O'Dea wrote:
> If we think of the problem as one of ignorance, pride and politics
> that can be overcome with information, explanations and
> descriptions, we may be on the wrong road to change. I expect that
> a change in cultural views, that have evolved in a milieu of
> oppression and paternalism, will take a great deal more than
> providing information. I thing the task of getting Deaf communities
> to accept a written system for their signed langauges must include
> dealing with those deep-rooted cultural mores.
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