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Out of Silence
1971, Director: Léonard Forest
1 min 41 s
2. There is a lot of controversy about the ways that deaf children are educated. Some deaf people say that they have their own culture and their own language, based on signing. They react against educating deaf children to fit into hearing society by depending on their hearing and use of oral speech. What side of the argument do you think this school takes? Does the excerpt suggest that the filmmaker might take one side or the other? How do you think profoundly deaf children should be taught?
The Montreal Oral School for the Deaf uses teaching methods that draw children out of the silent world and into the world of children who hear, speak and understand without impairment.