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How Did You Get Here? - by Thomas Hehir & Laura A Schifter & Wendy S Harbour (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 264

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Harvard Education PR

Author: Thomas Hehir & Laura A Schifter & Wendy S Harbour

Language: English

Street Date: March 1, 2015
TCIN: 78119331
UPC: 9781612507811
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-5027


How Did You Get Here? chronicles the educational experiences of sixteen students with disabilities and their paths to personal and academic success at Harvard University. The book explores common themes and the crucial roles played by parents, teachers, and others. Above all, it provides a clear and candid account of the challenges and biases facing young disabled students, as well as the opportunities they found and created on the way to academic and personal success.

"Hehir, Schifter, and Harbour weave together sixteen inspiring stories into a single narrative with a powerful message: with the right expectations, accommodations, and support, the potential of students with disabilities is boundless. This book is a stirring reminder of our responsibility to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn, succeed, and find fulfillment in their lives." -- James E. Ryan, Charles William Eliot Professor of Education and dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education

"Tom Hehir has delved inside the disability experience to break down the stereotypes that all too often trap people with disabilities and deny them the opportunity to pursue their inherent potential. This book is a must-read for educators, parents, and students with disabilities throughout America." -- Marca Bristo, President and CEO, Access Living

"I cannot exaggerate how much this book resonated with me and with my experience working with students with disabilities. It is a book of stories embodying challenges and ultimate successes in a field that too often stops with stories about challenges. It should inspire and it should teach. All educators should read it." -- Andres A. Alonso, professor of practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and former CEO, Baltimore Public Schools

"All too often the world limits the academic opportunities afforded individuals with disabilities, and thus imposes a ceiling on what students with disabilities are able to accomplish. This timely volume celebrates the world of the possible by illustrating the impact that abolishing the ceilings makes achievable." -- Mitchell D. Chester, commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Thomas Hehir is the Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Laura A. Schifter is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Wendy S. Harbour is the Lawrence B. Taishoff Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education and the executive director of the Taishoff Center on Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University.

David H. Rose is a cofounder and the chief education officer of CAST, and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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