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ERIC Number: EJ866727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
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Brown, Jackie
Teaching Tolerance, n36 p8-9 Fall 2009
The author has often heard that phrase, "the courage to teach," and dismissed it, thinking it referred to nothing more than long hours, discipline problems and exhaustion. But as her teaching career progresses, she has realized that "courage" really means learning to live in a state of disequilibrium. It means covering topics and delving into feelings that might easily be avoided. For the past nine years the author has included a disability awareness unit in her social studies curriculum because of her own childhood experiences with a mother who has polio. As a teacher, the author wanted to share her journey with the children in her classroom and give them a chance to learn what she'd learned. In this article, the author shares how she teaches her students about disabilities and how she provides a setting where her students could ask questions about disabilities, and people with disabilities could answer back directly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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