Deaf Education in the Global South

  • Teresa Quail
  • Joy Rosenberg
  • Fred Marinus
  • Chris Kubwimana

BATOD Foundation

Abstract / Introduction

This MESHGuide has been written for teachers and professionals in deaf education, professionals in special needs, audiologists, non-government-organisations (NGO), parents, trainers, headteachers in developing countries (also known as the Global South), trustees of charities and NGO groups supporting deaf education and teacher-training institutes in developing countries.

It has been designed to cover a range of aspects associated with deaf education in low and middle income countries (also known as the Global South). It aims to provide all individuals interested in deaf education provision in low and middle income countries with research and case studies, when possible, that can be conducted by peers from developing countries. This will raise the profile of professional colleagues in these areas and develop a ‘lived experience’ perspective in addition to studies from researchers outside of the country. It is intended to support and develop a literature base and network across a diversity range of countries.

Strength of Evidence

Collective research, knowledge and practice of professional peers working at the grassroots level in the sectors associated with deaf education in the Global South. Examples and contributions from BATOD members and others interested and involved in all areas of improving education for the deaf worldwide.

Further examples of policy, practice and case studies are welcomed.

Transferability across countries and settings

The collected information and resources are intended to highlight, cascade and provide evidence of the practice within deaf education and related sectors in many different areas in the Global South.

Date of publication
6 May 2021
Date of revision
6 May 2022
Online community link

There are various online forums for Auditory Verbal therapists on platforms such as Facebook. The governing body of Auditory Verbal therapists is AG Bell.

There are various online forums for Teachers of the Deaf and parents of deaf children, in the UK and other parts of the world.  BATOD manages an email forum

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