Retrospectus and prospectus
This book is the third step of a journey with no discernable final destination. The journey began over dinner at a national convention in 2008 in which we discussed various worldviews, or epistemologies, related to deafness and the diverse perspectives of professionals in our field. Because we had received our doctoral training at the same institution, the University of Illinois, to a large extent we shared an orientation to the scientific method and some variation of the standard epistemology. At the same time, as pragmatic educators, we were well aware and accepting of the diversity within the d/Deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh) population and the existence of one or more deaf epistemologies.
Deaf Epistemologies: Multiple Perspectives on the Acquisition of Knowledge
Paul, P.V., & Moores, D.F. (2012). Retrospectus and prospectus. Deaf Epistemologies: Multiple Perspectives on the Acquisition of Knowledge (pp. 255-258) Washington: Gallaudet University Press.