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Deaf instructor: reflections over the strategies on Brazilian Sign Language teaching praxis

Grant number: 12/07692-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education
Principal Investigator:Cristina Broglia Feitosa de Lacerda
Grantee:Karen Santos Lopes
Host Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The Education of deaf students has been a recent issue concerning the debates over Education system's inclusion. Specially regarding the methods applied to teaching such individuals. Hence it becomes more relevant to intensify the studies concerning teaching LIBRAS (Brazilian sign language) to these students, since it reveals to be efficient for broadening the communication skills and as a good teaching approach for them. This study intends to analyze the strategies employed by deaf instructors for teaching LIBRAS in a bilingual education environment, which intends to be a place where the singularities of deaf students are respected and which allows for a more egalitarian space for the exchange of ideas.

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