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Volume Listing > Volume 93 > She taught him to 'hear with his eyes'

Plant, Nancy K., 1960- "She taught him to 'hear with his eyes'"


She Taught Him to “Hear With His Eyes”: This article consists of detailed biographies of Horace Gillespie (1902-1983) and Maude McGinty; focusing specifically on the academic relationship between the deaf student and his teacher, placing their relationship in the larger context of the education available to deaf communities in Wisconsin during the 1800s. Much of the article focuses upon two competing techniques of education for deaf students, one that favored the use of sign language and the other, more controversial “oral method” that taught students to read lips and speak. The oral method was used at the Delavan School in Wisconsin, and the author explains its connection with the Wisconsin Phonological Institute, the Institute’s head Robert C. Spencer (1827-1951), Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), and most importantly Horace Gillespie and Maude McGinty. (12 pages)

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Citation: Plant, Nancy K., 1960- "She taught him to 'hear with his eyes'" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 93 /Issue: 1 (2009-2010)

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