Deaf Education is a hot topic in Canada because of its roots in history and the audism historically surrounding it. As you will read through the history of the Milan Conference of 1880 and the ICED Conference of 2010, combined with the educational programs offered for today's teachers, the topic of Deaf Education is hot and passionately argued by both sides.
Deaf Education in Canada has a deep history of a focus on oral/aural education. This stems from the Milan Conference of 1880, and continued for 130 years until the 2010 ICED Conference in Vancouver. For more information, please see the links below. In addition, a discussion of the two streams of communication (ASL and oral/aural) is outlined under 'Perspectives'.