With the new popularity of the Bilingual/Bicultural (Bi-Bi) philosophy in Deaf education over the last few decades, one wonders how well the philosophy is succeeding in the classroom, what the philosophy looks like in practical teaching, and how well the philosophy is carrying over into homework time. This master's project covers the rationale for the Bi-Bi movement in Deaf education, as well as showcases current strategies used by English teachers at California School for the Deaf-Fremont. In addition, it contains suggestions for all teachers of the Deaf for implementing a Bi-Bi philosophy and creating in their classrooms a more equal existence of ASL and English in the classroom. Finally, the project is the application of the philosophy to a website for homework assistance intended for high school English students.
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Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)
Kettle, Laurie, "An interactive bilingual/bicultural approach to literature comprehension" (2005). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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