Laurent Clerc: the story of his early years
Laurent Clerc won lasting renown as the deaf teacher who helped Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet establish schools to educate deaf Americans in the 19th century. Now, his character as a young boy growing up in Paris has been captured in the novel Laurent Clerc .
In his own voice, Clerc vividly relates the experiences that led to his later progressive teaching methods. Especially influential was his long stay at the Royal National Institute for the Deaf in Paris, where he encountered sharply distinct personalities -- the saintly, inspiring deaf teacher Massieu, the vicious Dr. Itard and his heartless "experiments" on deaf boys, and the "Father of the Deaf," Abbe Sicard, who could hardly sign.
Young adult readers will find his story richly entertaining as well as informative.
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|Grouping Title||laurent clerc the story of his early years|
|Grouping Author||carroll cathryn|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-03-02 01:49:41AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-24 02:02:50AM|
|auth_author2||Lane, Harlan, 1936-|
|detailed_location_cmc||CMC Leadville Campus|
|display_description||A fictionalized autobiography in which the voice of Laurent Clerc describes his boyhood in France as a deaf student and his development of his own progressive methods to teach the deaf.|
|local_callnumber_cmc||PZ7.C23483 Lau 1991|
|owning_library_cmc||Colorado Mountain College|
|owning_location_cmc||CMC Leadville Campus|
|subject_facet||Clerc, Laurent, -- 1785-1869. -- Juvenile fiction|
Deaf -- Juvenile fiction
People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction
Teachers of the deaf -- Juvenile fiction
|title_display||Laurent Clerc : the story of his early years|
|title_full||Laurent Clerc : the story of his early years / Cathryn Carroll with Harlan Lane|
|title_sub||the story of his early years|
People with disabilities
Teachers of the deaf