BATOD is currently working on the development of this new section of the website.
We are delighted to be working on this with Dr. Susan Gregory who has played an eminent role in deaf education throughout her career. Indeed, she initiated the idea and BATOD's Steering Group and National Executive Council welcomed it.
Some information from Sue Gregory about this new section of the website
What is it?
A dedicated section of the BATOD website which gives an account of deaf education during the period 1960 -2010. It will include historical accounts, important dates and relevant sources, and personal accounts.
Why do we need a history of deaf education?
Deaf education has experienced many developments and changes since 1960.
It has also been a period during which there have been many important debates and discussions:
Why 1960 -2010?
We want to include personal accounts as well as a more formal history. Many people will have experiences of more recent events and for some people 1960 is within living memory which allows us to tap into their experiences to get a richer picture of deaf education from 1960 onwards.
Why a website?
Many people do not get their information from books any more, but prefer to use the internet.
A website allows material to be organised in more interesting ways, rather than in the linear form of a book.
How will it be organised?
It will be topic based. Each topic will have three sections, an account of this topic throughout the period, a list of key references and additional sources of information, and personal accounts:
Topics currently in preparation or planned for 2015
What will personal contributions be like? Who can make them? How can I contribute? When should they be sent in?
Contributions will be personal accounts of experiences of deaf education. They can be about a particular experience or about an event, a memory of a regular activity or about the effects of a change in educational policy on the writer. They may be short or long and will be organised under the different sections of the website. Anyone with relevant experience is welcome to contribute, deaf pupils past and present, Teachers of the Deaf and other professionals, family members and others involved in deaf education. Contributions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics will be introduced gradually and contributions will be invited on these in the BATOD magazine and on the website. Once a topic is on the website contributions to it can be made at any time.
Here is some further information for contributors:
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Frequently asked questions
If anyone wants to use the material on the website they need to contact a website manager to seek permission. Any material that is used must acknowledged the source as the BATOD website, ‘The history of deaf education 1960 –2010’.