- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (165 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 1986.
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Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1986.
The School for the Deaf at the Alabama Institute is organized around a theory of total communication i.e. the use of signs and finger spelling in conjunction with speech, hearing aids, lip reading, gestures and the written word.. The film shows sequences dealing with various aspects of this comprehensive training such as teaching students and parents to sign; speech therapy; psychological counseling; regular academic courses; vocational training; disciplinary problems; parents visits; sports and recreational activity; training in living and working independently; and developing skills in home and money management.. "Not only does Wiseman present an empathetic picture of the disabled students and loving staff, but he makes his way into organizational meetings, the parental decision making process ́ all the facets of the lives of the disabled, as they find an increasing role in todaýs society." ́ Arthur Unger, The Christian Science Monitor. "Some of the teachers are deaf themselves, and their earnest professional devotion obviously draws on reservoirs of personal experience." ́ Robert Coles, The New Republic
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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