Educating bilingual and multilingual deaf children in the 21st century

Gladys Tang, Robert Adam, Karen Simpson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter offers an overview of sign bilingual education and some of the complex issues and challenges that impacted the evolution of sign bilingual practices in Europe, Australia and Asia. One such challenge is the promotion of inclusive education in recent years, which triggers a new thinking of partnering sign bilingualism with co-enrolment education for deaf and hearing children. The chapter ends with a summary of factors surrounding the future development of sign bilingual education, from the perspective of empirical research and pedagogy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Deafness, Language and Cognitive Development
Subtitle of host publication Essays in honour of Bencie Woll
EditorsGary Morgan
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789027261861
ISBN (Print)9789027204493
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameTrends in Language Acquisition Research
ISSN (Print)1569-0644

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication


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