Reviewing the Pioneering Roles of Gallaudet University Alumni in Advancing Deaf Education and Services in Developing Countries: Insights and Challenges From NigeriaAmerican Annals of the Deaf (2015)
The Advancement of deaf education and services in numerous developing countries can be traced to the pioneering efforts of many Gallaudet University alumni. In Africa, for instance, the work of one such great alumnus, Dr. Andrew Foster, stands out. Foster is credited with efforts that resulted in the establishment of over 30 educational institutions for the deaf in different countries in that continent. This article focuses on educational programs and services for deaf people in Nigeria that were made possible by the efforts of Foster and other Gallaudet University alumni he mentored. The authors describe the current condition and challenges of deaf education, as well as implications for strategies that could enhance education and related services provided to deaf people in Nigeria.
- Deaf education
Publication DateJuly, 2015
Citation InformationEleweke, C. J. & Agboola, I. O. & Guteng, S. I. "Reviewing the Pioneering Roles of Gallaudet University Alumni in Advancing Deaf Education and Services in Developing Countries: Insights and Challenges From Nigeria." American Annals of the Deaf 160.2 (2015): 75-83.