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Never the Twain Shall Meet: Bell, Gallaudet, and the Communications Debate

Richard Winefield

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Gallaudet University Press,U.S.
01 August 1987
Biography: general; Disability: social aspects; Philosophy & theory of education; Teaching of hearing-impaired students
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.
By:   Richard Winefield
Imprint:   Gallaudet University Press,U.S.
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   218g
ISBN:   9781563680564
ISBN 10:   1563680564
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   01 August 1987
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Undergraduate ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Never the Twain Shall Meet: Bell, Gallaudet, and the Communications Debate

The principals [Bell and Gallaudet] are brought to life in an engaging fashion, and the book would make interesting reading for almost anyone -- highly recommended.

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