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Laurent Clerc

Laurent Clerc is known as “The Apostle of the Deaf People of the New World”. He was one of the most prominent deaf personalities, who spent more than 50 years of his life for promoting education and teaching deaf people in America. In 1817, together with his friend and associate Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Clerc founded the first permanent school for the deaf in our country. Despite of his being deaf and unable to use his voice, he was one of the most talented and devoted educators in the whole history of America, who pioneered some innovative teaching techniques and trained a great number of teachers, managers and other specialists, both deaf and hearing.

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