ERIC Number: EJ1138116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
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How Did You Get to Harvard?
Educational Leadership, v74 n7 p36-40 Apr 2017
The author, a professor and former student at Harvard, was intrigued by how much the percentage of students with disabilities at that college has increased in recent decades. He began simply asking certain students, "How did you get here?" Drawing from in-depth interviews conducted with 16 Harvard attendees who had disabilities that showed up early in their K-12 schooling, Here he presents insights about what it takes for youth whose learning differences make accessing the curriculum challenging to achieve academically at a high level. He shares the words of many of his interviewees (whose disabilities include deafness, dyslexia, emotional disabilities, and cerebral palsy) about how they built learning strategies that enabled them to understand their various learning differences and to work around--or with--those differences.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Achievement Need, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Coping, College Students, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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