Never the Twain Shall Meet: Bell, Gallaudet, and the Communications Debate
Throughout the last two centuries, a controversial question has plagued the field of education of the deaf: should sign language be used to communicate with and instruct deaf children? Never the Twain Shall Meet focuses on the debate over this question, especially as it was waged in the nineteenth century, when it was at its highest pitch and the battle lines were clearly drawn. In addition to exploring Alexander Graham Bell's and Edward Miner Gallaudet's familial and educational backgrounds, Never the Twain Shall Meet looks at how their views of society affected their philosophies of education and how their work continues to influence the education of deaf students today.
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Review: Never the Twain Shall Meet: Bell, Gallaudet, and the Communications DebateUser Review - Rebecca Herman - Goodreads
Great book. Everyone interested in Deaf Educaton and SLPs who work with deaf and hard of hearing children should read this to become informed of how the communication wars (sign vs oral-only) in America began. Read full review
Review: Never the Twain Shall Meet: Bell, Gallaudet, and the Communications DebateUser Review - Luke - Goodreads
Read for sign language class. Great history of Bell and Gallaudet, but just not that interesting too me. Nevertheless, probably great for my edification in ASL and my going to graduate school at Gallaudet.... so especially recommended if you're in that same boat. Read full review