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languages:british_sign_language_in_the_uk [2020/02/17 15:14]
ydwine [Language vitality according to:]
languages:british_sign_language_in_the_uk [2020/03/10 09:13]
ydwine [Teaching of BSL]
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 However, since there have been cuts in school budgets, specialist teachers have been reduced by 12% and councils have been closing specialist units in mainstream schools for deaf people. As a result, there is less and less support in school. In 2014 a new reform ​ passed to give more attention to children with special needs, but so far no improvement apparent ((Nicholas Try, //Landmark report is a damning indictment on the state of special educational needs services in England// (2017), <​http://​www.ndcs.org.uk/​news/​critical_send_report.html>​ [accessed 7 December 2017)). However, since there have been cuts in school budgets, specialist teachers have been reduced by 12% and councils have been closing specialist units in mainstream schools for deaf people. As a result, there is less and less support in school. In 2014 a new reform ​ passed to give more attention to children with special needs, but so far no improvement apparent ((Nicholas Try, //Landmark report is a damning indictment on the state of special educational needs services in England// (2017), <​http://​www.ndcs.org.uk/​news/​critical_send_report.html>​ [accessed 7 December 2017)).
  
-The language is not taught in mainstream schools or used as medium of instruction. There is support for individual deaf students, for instance teachers that teach or understand BSL, but BSL is not used as medium of instruction for a whole group in education. It can be used in special education.(Reference requested).+The language is not taught in mainstream schools or used as medium of instruction. There is support for individual deaf students, for instance teachers that teach or understand BSL, but BSL is not used as medium of instruction for a whole group in education. It can be used in special education((National Deaf Children'​s Society. (n.d.). //Getting additional support//. National Deaf Children'​s Society. [[https://​www.ndcs.org.uk/​information-and-support/​education-and-learning/​getting-additional-support/​]].)).
  
  
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-===== Education ​presence ​=====+===== Education ​in practice=====
 BSL is taught using a bilingual approach at two special schools: the Elmfield School for Deaf Children ((Babs Day, //Welcome to Elmfield School for Deaf Children// (2017), <​http://​www.elmfield.bristol.sch.uk/​index.asp#>​ [accessed 7 December 2017])) and Frank Barnes school for Deaf Children ((Frank Barnes school for Deaf Children, //Welcome// (2017), <​http://​www.fbarnes.camden.sch.uk/>​ [accessed 7 December 2017])). Both schools serve pupils ranging from 2 to 16 years old. In regular education, such initiatives are not found yet. The schools aim to allow pupils to reach the highest level possible. Of course, these schools can only serve the part of the British population that lives nearby. BSL is taught using a bilingual approach at two special schools: the Elmfield School for Deaf Children ((Babs Day, //Welcome to Elmfield School for Deaf Children// (2017), <​http://​www.elmfield.bristol.sch.uk/​index.asp#>​ [accessed 7 December 2017])) and Frank Barnes school for Deaf Children ((Frank Barnes school for Deaf Children, //Welcome// (2017), <​http://​www.fbarnes.camden.sch.uk/>​ [accessed 7 December 2017])). Both schools serve pupils ranging from 2 to 16 years old. In regular education, such initiatives are not found yet. The schools aim to allow pupils to reach the highest level possible. Of course, these schools can only serve the part of the British population that lives nearby.
  
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