ERIC Number: EJ1044012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Appreciating Unity in Diversity: An Interview with Andrew Solomon
Peters, Dane L.
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v26 n1 p24-31 Spr 2014
The theme of the AMS 2014 Annual Conference is "Unity in Diversity," a concept that also describes the work of conference keynote speaker Andrew Solomon. Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology and politics; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist for LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] rights, mental health, and the arts. In his book, "Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity," Solomon, with the utmost sensitivity, draws attention to those millions of exceptional children afflicted by such conditions as down syndrome, autism, deafness, transgender, and dwarfism. This article offers a transcript of Dane Peters' interview with Solomon in which Peters hopes to provide readers with a deeper understanding of Solomon's book and work, such that all parents and educators can gain a greater appreciation for those children and their families who "negotiate differences" every day in their lives.
Descriptors: Interviews, Social Differences, Montessori Method, Family Relationship, Childrens Literature, Authors, Educational Practices, Vocabulary, Social Class, Educational Objectives, Family Work Relationship, Learning Disabilities, Educational Philosophy
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