Bridging the Gap between Sign Language and Written Texts for Students who are Deaf or have a Hearing Loss

Reading to Learn, Reading the World - How Genre-based Literacy Pedagogy is Democratizing Education - Claire Acevedo

Ann-Christin Lövstedt [+-]
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Ann-Christin Lövstedt is a freelance teacher educator and consultant based in Sweden. She is an experienced secondary school leader and language teacher with a specialization in multicultural education and teaching Swedish as a Second Language. She has worked throughout Europe in primary, secondary and tertiary education in project management and education research roles. She specializes in whole school development and leading teacher professional learning for literacy education using the genre-based pedagogy Reading to Learn in schools in Sweden. She is the Chair of Reading for Life, Sweden, and was the project leader for the European Union funded project Teacher Learning for European Literacy Education (TeL4ELE) 2011 - 2013.

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A conference in Sweden organized by Ann-Christin Lövstedt brought R2L to Europe, at a time when large scale migration was widening inequalities in schools. Working with Claire Acevedo, Ann-Christin introduced the methodology to Swedish schools. In Chapter 7, Ann-Christin describes an extraordinary project to adapt the methodology for teachers working in Swedish Sign Language (SSL) in a school for deaf and hearing-impaired students.

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Lövstedt, Ann-Christin. Bridging the Gap between Sign Language and Written Texts for Students who are Deaf or have a Hearing Loss. Reading to Learn, Reading the World - How Genre-based Literacy Pedagogy is Democratizing Education. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Aug 2023. ISBN 9781800503243. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41265. Date accessed: 07 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41265. Aug 2023

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