Everyone have different preferring. You prefer to have a little social while other people prefer balance between education and social. Everyone have different definition of being success in their life. For deafdyke; he believe balance between education and social while you believe focus on education. For me, I agree with deafdyke because you need to have good mental, social, and physical to have good health. (that is called the Health Triangle.)
Exactly..............you start out in a Deaf School or program, so they have the base of education and socialization, and then take a Montessori approach.
Dhh kids should be able to have the advantages of socialization in the deaf and hearing worlds. It is very difficult for minorities to fully fit into the mainstream. Even oral sucesses will say they don't feel like they fit in with heairng people.....and a sense of belonging and community is extremely important.