Deaf Epistemologies: Multiple Perspectives on the Acquisition of Knowledge

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Epistemology is the study of how “knowledge” is formed. Standard epistemology isolates the “known” from the “knowers,” thereby defining “knowledge” as objectively constant. Multiple epistemologies suggest that individuals learn in different ways shaped by life factors such as education, family, ethnicity, history, and regional beliefs. In this groundbreaking volume, editors Peter V. Paul and Donald F. Moores call on ten other noted scholars and researchers to join them in examining the many ways that deaf people ...

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Overview

Epistemology is the study of how “knowledge” is formed. Standard epistemology isolates the “known” from the “knowers,” thereby defining “knowledge” as objectively constant. Multiple epistemologies suggest that individuals learn in different ways shaped by life factors such as education, family, ethnicity, history, and regional beliefs. In this groundbreaking volume, editors Peter V. Paul and Donald F. Moores call on ten other noted scholars and researchers to join them in examining the many ways that deaf people see and acquire deaf knowledge.

       This collection considers three major groups of deaf knowledge perspectives: sociological and anthropological, historical/psychological and literary, and educational and philosophical. The first explores the adoption of a naturalized, critical epistemological stance in evaluating research; the epistemology of a positive deaf identity; how personal epistemologies can help form deaf education policies; and valuing deaf indigenous knowledge in research. The next part considers dueling epistemologies in educating deaf learners; reforms in deaf education; the role of deaf children of hearing parents in creating Deaf epistemologies; and the benefit of reading literature with deaf characters for all students. The final part explores the application of the Qualitative-Similarity Hypothesis to deaf students’ acquisition of knowledge; a metaparadigm for literacy instruction in bilingual-bicultural education; collaborative knowledge-building to access academia; and examination of the benefits and disadvantages of being deaf.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563685255
  • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter V. Paul is Professor, School of Teaching and Learning (Integrated Teaching & Learning Section), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Donald F. Moores is Professor, Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Part I Introduction

1 Toward an Understanding of Epistemology and Deafness Peter V. Paul Donald F. Moores 3

Part II Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives

2 Contributing to an Era of Epistemological Equity: A Critique and an Alternative to the Practice of Science Goedele A. M. De Clerck 19

3 Juggling Two Worlds Michael M. McKee Peter C. Hauser 45

4 Diversity and Deaf Identity: Implications for Personal Epistemologies in Deaf Education Ila Parasnis 63

5 Valuing Deaf Indigenous Knowledge in Research Through Partnership: The Cameroonian Deaf Community and the Challenge of "Serious" Scholarship Goedele A. M. De Clerck 81

Part III Historical/Psychological and Literary Perspectives

6 Dueling Epistemologies: Between Scylla and Charybdis in the Education of Deaf Learners Donald F. Moores 107

7 Paving the Way for Reform in Deaf Education Thomas K. Holcomh 125

8 Deaf Worldviews, Views of the Deaf World, and the Role of Deaf Children of Hearing Parents in Creating a Deaf Epistemology Margery Miller 147

9 Stories as Mirrors: Encounters With Deaf Heroes and Heroines Donna M. McDonald 158

Part IV Educational and Philosophical Perspectives

10 The Qualitative-Similarity Hypothesis Peter V. Paul 179

11 Educators Without Borders: A Metaparadigm for literacy Instruction in Bilingual-Bicultural Education Ye Wang 199

12 Collaborative Knowledge Building for Accessibility in Academia Antti Raike 218

13 Can It Be a Good Thing to Be Deaf? Rachel Cooper 236

Part V Conclusion

14 Retrospectus and Prospectus Donald F. Moores Peter. V. Paul 255

Index 259

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