29 June 2019
Julia Gillen visited Ghana 23-29 June for the project Peer to Peer Deaf Multiliteracies: towards a sustainable approach to education.

She conducted fieldwork at the Mampong-Akuapem schools for the deaf, working with children and adults. Julia also participated in a meeting organised by the Ghanaian National Association of the Deaf with Government organisations, encouraging the recognition of Ghanaian Sign Language as an official language.

The Peer to Peer Deaf Multiliteracies project investigates deaf learners’ use of ‘multiliteracies’, including reading, writing, sign language, technology and multimodal communication, to improve the education of deaf people in developing countries. It is a three-year £436,000 study for more information please see ‘Peer to Peer Deaf Multiliteracies: Research into a sustainable approach to the education of deaf children and young adults in the Global South’ (2017-2020).