France, where the first sign language originated and influenced American & European sign languages, has a mixed system for educating deaf children. About 12,000 deaf children and adolescents are currently in the education system in France, out of an estimated population of 61.5 million. An estimated 500 deaf students are in third-level education – but partially deaf
Many teachers or lecturers who are assigned a deaf student in their classes, can only see potential disadvantages and no way to circumvent these. Andy Kohn, who taught a deaf student at a VEC, believes otherwise. ” A deaf student in a mainstream college class has, for me, advantages rather than disadvantages. Admittedly, I teach photography, a
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