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ERIC Number: EJ800014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Teaching with a Disability
Somerton, Michael
Adults Learning, v19 n3 p16-17 Nov 2007
For 64 years, the author was able-bodied. He worked as a teacher: first, as a WEA tutor organizer, then as a full-time university lecturer and senior lecturer at Hull University. Since taking early retirement seven years ago, he has lectured part-time at the university. In June 2006, he was undergoing a course of radiotherapy for prostate cancer when he suffered a massive brain stem stroke. When the stroke left him severely disabled, he feared he would never teach again. In this article, the author describes how, with the right sort of personal and professional support, he returned to the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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