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2014 | 68 | 1/2 | 28-43
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Nedzirdīgo izglītības vēsturiskā attīstība Latvijā

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The historic development of the education of the deaf in latvia
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In the present-day territory of Latvia schools for education of the deaf are known for 200 years already, although compared to the schools for non-handicapped children they are of course much younger. But if we compare how schools for the deaf worked in those days there is still quite a lot we could learn for the teaching process. Historically Swiss and German pedagogues played an important role as they prepared the first teachers for their task to work with the deaf and developed the methods for the teaching process for these very special pupils. At the beginning of the 19th century, the first private schools for the deaf were founded in Riga, and in the second half of the 19th century such schools were founded in Jelgava and Valmiera. Before the Second World War, four publicly financed schools for the deaf were functional. In 1958, the school in Valmiera was reorganized for pupils with hearing difficulties. In 1960, the school for the district of Jelgava in Lielvircava was closed, and thus, up to 1990, two schools for the deaf were operating – in Riga and in Rēzekne. Today there is only one school for the deaf, in Riga, while at other schools in the country special classes for the deaf are functioning as part of the local school system. Traditions of the pedagogical work with the deaf are continued in the present-day Latvia, the work is founded on the latest achievements of pedagogy, psychology and other branches of science related to the pedagogical proces
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68
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1/2
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28-43
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