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The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children: The First Teacher of the Deaf in the Philippines Ronald M Hirano

The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children: The First Teacher of the Deaf in the Philippines

Ronald M Hirano

Published July 7th 2014
ISBN : 9780988407008
Paperback
165 pages
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 About the Book 

Delight Rice, the hearing daughter of deaf parents, was a pioneering teacher of deaf-blind pupils at the Wisconsin and Ohio Schools for the Deaf during the early 1900s. In 1907 the U.S. government sent her to establish a deaf education system in theMoreDelight Rice, the hearing daughter of deaf parents, was a pioneering teacher of deaf-blind pupils at the Wisconsin and Ohio Schools for the Deaf during the early 1900s. In 1907 the U.S. government sent her to establish a deaf education system in the Philippines, which was occupied by American military forces during the Spanish-American War. Initially unable to find any deaf children in Manila and surrounding provinces, she and American constabularies ventured into the interior mountains, heavily populated by wild, hostile headhunting tribes, in search of deaf children. They rode U.S. Army wagons and on burros for more than 1,000 miles on their successful mission. This book chronicles Delight Rices life and legendary contributions to deaf education in the United States and the Philippines.