Development of deaf identity: an ethnographic study.

@article{McIlroy2011DevelopmentOD,
  title={Development of deaf identity: an ethnographic study.},
  author={Guy McIlroy and Claudine Storbeck},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={
          494-511
        }
}
This ethnographic study explores the identity development of 9 deaf participants through the narratives of their educational experiences in either mainstream or special schools for the Deaf. This exploration goes beyond a binary conceptualization of deaf identity that allows for only the medical and social models and proposes a bicultural "dialogue model." This postmodern theoretical framework is used to examine the diversity of identities of deaf learners. The inclusion of the researcher's own… CONTINUE READING

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