Sweden vs America

America

The American School for the Deaf is established

1817

(Ganon, 1981)

Lincoln signs charter for Gallaudet University

April 8th 1864

(Ganon, 1981)

Milan Conference

1880

(Gannon, 1981)

Dr. William C. Stokoe publishes that ASL is a real langauge

1960

(Ganon, 1981)

The beginning of IDEA & mainstreaming

1975

(Ganon, 1981)

2/3 of schools for the deaf used Total Communication

1976

(Ganon, 1981)

Bi-Bi movement starts

1985

More than 160 colleges and universities accepted ASL to fulfill their foreign language requirement.

1988

(Holcomb, 2013)

Deaf President Now

1988

(Ganon, 1981)

Sweden

Sweden's first school for the Deaf was established In Stockholm

1809

(Holcomb, 2013)

Compulsory schooling is enforced.

1889

(Monaghan, Nakamura, Schmaling, & Turner, 2003)

Interpreter training program was established

1969

(Holcomb, 2013)

Bilingual Education is instituted as a nation.

1981

(Holcomb, 2013)

Deaf and hard of hearing groups are no longer looked at as handicapped, but instead as minority groups

1981

(Monaghan, Nakamura, Schmaling, & Turner, 2003)

Swedish Sign Language formally recognized was one of the nation's minority languages.

Approx. 1981

(Holcomb, 2013)

A new national curriculum for the education of Deaf and hard-of-hearing children was issued, Swedish and SSL should both be used

1994

(Holcomb, 2013)

All children whose parents speak a home language are given instruction in that subject at least once a week

July 1 1997

(Holcomb, 2013)