CHAPTER SEVEN: Achievers: Writing Beyond (Dis)Ability

Fredericksen, Elaine Freedman
January 2003
New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society;2003, p104
Book Chapter
Chapter Seven of the book "New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society" is presented. It focuses on another minority population in the U.S., students with physical and learning disabilities, and how language arts teachers can help them become an integral part of the classroom community. The author puts into context the disabling conditions or impairments, present in students, that still remain unacknowledged and unaccommodated in learning communities. Several events were experienced by the author which made her become more aware of the difficulties experienced by disabled students.


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