Could Education Hubs for Deaf Children Counter the Challenges Posed by Mainstream Schools? | Re:Set
In the past, deaf schools would often help provide children with the opportunity to connect with their peers and find a sense of belonging. But, with more emphasis being placed on inclusive education, there has been a gradual shift of students from specialist schools for the deaf to mainstream schools in countries like the U.K. and the U.S. While being educated with their hearing peers does have benefits, deaf educators like Gardiner-Walsh believe that these students run the risk of being disconnected from deaf culture and the deaf community.