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ERIC Number: EJ912181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Through Children's Eyes: Community Collaboration for Social Justice
Sider, Kenneth
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v23 n2 p13-17 Nov-Dec 2010
In this article, the author describes a disability awareness unit of study that he designed for his third-grade students. The unit for both students and teachers allowed participants to spend one school day in a wheelchair following a structured plan that would serve to standardize the experience. Each student would stay in the wheelchair from arrival in the morning until the bell rang at 3:00. The only time a student could leave the wheelchair was after successfully entering a wheelchair accessible bathroom. In a building with over sixteen bathrooms, this meant only one would be available to the student. There were clearly going to be challenges for the children (and participating teachers) to overcome. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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