Toward an understanding of epistemology and deafness
The title of this chapter contains two provocative constructs, epistemology and deafness, which have been the implicit or explicit topics in numerous publications on the social and educational welfare of individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh) (e.g., Paul & Moores, 2010; Moores & Paul, 2010). What is epistemology? What is deafness? How does the construct of epistemology relate to that of deafness? Are answers to these questions relevant for developing explanatory theories, conducting rigorous research, or engaging in effective practices?.
Deaf Epistemologies: Multiple Perspectives on the Acquisition of Knowledge
Paul, P.V., & Moores, D.F. (2012). Toward an Understanding of Epistemology and Deafness. Deaf Epistemologies: Multiple Perspectives on the Acquisition of Knowledge (pp. 3-15) Washington: Gallaudet University Press.