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ERIC Number: EJ764571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Cottle, Thomas J.
Journal of Education, v185 n2 p47-58 2004
Stewart Nicholson is perhaps the most avoided person in a little town in Maine. Nicholson has opinions on anything and everything, and his position typically is presented as the final word. A handsome man, now carrying too much weight, Nicholson was born to be a college professor due to his incessant talking. But due to dyslexia, he never became a professor and instead became a carpenter. In this article, the author provides readers with a personal glimpse of Stewart Nicholson, an individual who never had a college diploma but imbued the value of education to his own children. The author relates that he sometimes feels that Nicholson has ill feelings towards him due to their different social and economic status. However, the author claims that despite this gap, he believes that he and Nicholson are equal. They are equal in the sense that both of them have three children and he and Nicholson were able to send them all to college. All the rest, such as their learning difficulties, their different social and economic positions no longer matter. In fact, the author considers them both to be untenured professors that exhibit a tendency to talk too much and listen too little with their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine