Interculturality and Education Sciences in Chilean Sign Language: The Body as Culture’s Memory

Carolina Becerra Sepúlveda


The deaf persons education generates opposing views among supporters and those who defend the deaf persons rights to participate in an intercultural society. The arguments from each other generate several historic problems that will be analyzed in light from theoretical concepts in Psychology, Linguistics and Education.
To Ladd (2003), the deaf community cover to “those deaf persons, with auditive difficult, share a common experiences and language, values and the interaction with listeners”. This Deaf Community concept introduces the notion of deaf and listeners interaction understood from a symmetrical and horizontal communication between both cultures, opening a better way improve intercultural education.


Sign language; Deaf culture; Interculturality; Education; Psychology; Linguistic; Cognitive

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