4. Revealing Histories

With the changes in the Seventies, did education, for deaf children, improve? And what happened next? Did deaf children finally get the education they needed?

Page link: Language and Intelligence
Language and Intelligence
Dr. Watts' research on deaf children's level of intelligence and whether it was intrinsically linked to language capabilities.
Page link: The Oral Failure
The Oral Failure
A topic of concern in the late 1970s: what to do with the 'oral failures'?
Page link: The Challengers
The Challengers
The academics who spoke out against the assumed success of oral methods of education and challenged the myths.
Page link: The Signed Systems
The Signed Systems
The response to 'oral failures': the introduction of signed systems.
Page link: The Warnock Report and Mainstream Education
The Warnock Report and Mainstream Education
Baroness Warnock's report on education for disabled children and the beginning of enforced mainstream education.
Page link: The Next 30 Years: An intentional exclusion of special education
The Next 30 Years: An intentional exclusion of special education
The 30 years of battles between the local education authority and the parents: a legacy.
Page link: Quotes from Dr. Watts
Quotes from Dr. Watts
What Dr. Watts thought about deaf education?
Page link: A Forgotten History
A Forgotten History
A hidden history that needs to be remembered.
Page link: Catalogue
Catalogue
A Catalogue of the Deaf Education in the Seventies