Deaf Residential Schools in the US...
kjoanne403 at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 18 04:51:41 UTC 2007
I agree with you on that; childrens' books and instructions are usually a
lot clearer than things written for adults. I think it has to do with
preconceptions; people expect adults to have a certain amount of knowledge
so they leave out some things, but they put everything in very careful and
simple terms for children. Trouble is, many adults - especially Deaf adults
- feel insulted if you give them a childrens' book to read. We need
something that looks more adult-level for adults.
>From: "Pauline Roberts" <capyboppy at ukonline.co.uk>
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>To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>Subject: Re: [sw-l] Deaf Residential Schools in the US...
>Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 21:33:09 +0000
>Again Jonathan, you raise some good points. I think children's books and
>instructions are a great way for adults to learn from scratch. I remember
>when I was 18, struggling to learn chess. A boyfriend brought me a
>childrens book from the library he worked at for me to try and learn. At
>first I "poo poo-ed" the idea, but then when I saw the simplicity of the
>instructions it started to appeal. i.e. it talked about the white army
>and the black army, and each having soldiers that had to go across the
>field in a certain way etc. So certainly a good way in my humble opinion.
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>On 14/01/2007 at 17:51 Jonathan wrote:
> >Val's 4 levels of Goldilocks is an excellent way for school kids.
> >Should we expect adults to learn the same way? Is there a way of
> >making it easy for without have to go through more boring steps that
> >they may not humble themselves to do?
> > Looking forward to everybody's remarks
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