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we cannot afford to be naive. Currently we are living in a relatively benign era with respect to the social acceptance of diversity. Societies have known such positive phases before, but history shows they subsequently deteriorated into the most appalling mistreatment and denigration of people

In: Shared Lives
Author: Albert Osei

” indicated that he understood what a farm was and he was ready to develop one he could call his own. The penguins also motivated us to develop a new interest in movies that featured animals. The March of the Penguins convinced Brandon to watch movies about animal life. For a child who has limited social

In: Beginning With Brandon's Interest

disabilities in India encouraged me to choose my career in special education. The day-to-day life experiences of the parents and the struggles of their children with disabilities that I witnessed motivated me to continue in this profession. This type of research helps understand a social phenomenon without

In: Segregation Hurts
Author: Albert Osei

and music played in improving Brandon’s academic work skills? As a graduate student and a father, father research motivated me to reflect on my own experience of childhood and to draw from the experiences that helped me in times of confusion and self-doubt amid the turbulence of urban life. In

In: Beginning With Brandon's Interest
Author: Albert Osei

educational research tends to pulverize life into minute abstracted fragments and particles that are of little use to practitioners. So it is perhaps not surprising that a human science that tries to avoid this fragmen- tation would be gaining more attention. (Van Manen, 1990, p. 7) This study represents a

In: Beginning With Brandon's Interest

and mathematics, social skills that help students become included into life, independent-living skills that help them take care of themselves at home and in the community, and work skills so they can hold a job and be productive. If any student does not learn it is because the effective method for

In: A Long Walk to School
Author: Albert Osei

skills of autistic students. The revelation has led me to inquire into the role educational interventions would play in Brandon’s life. I learned a lot from Lovaas’s (1987) ABA pioneering work, which suggested that educational intervention could have a positive behavioral outcome for people living

In: Beginning With Brandon's Interest

support in living has the right to experience life in its fullness, to know times sad as well as happy, to celebrate what has been good in a relationship, and to mourn its passing when that time comes. A true relationship is emotionally honest. THE SAME STAGES BUT MAYBE NOT THE SAME INTENSITY In this

In: Shared Lives

61 CHAPTER 8 JAVED AND JASMINE Parents of a Child with Intellectual Disability Life in the Lower Class with Uneducated Parents Why did the shop owner slap on my cheek? Why did my uncle burn me with an iron spatula? How come people ask my parents to tie me down or institutionalize me? I do not

In: Segregation Hurts

. I would like to start by explaining what virtues are and how they can influence practice. As Nixon maintains, the virtuous life “can only be constructed through the living of it” (2004c, p. 117). Jordan and Meara (1990) make a distinction between virtue ethics and principle ethics, where the

In: Beyond Conventional Boundaries