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Blind Advantage How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone

ISBN-10: 1612501095
ISBN-13: 9781612501093
Edition: 2011
Authors: Bill Henderson
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (HEPG)
Publication date: 10/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

"You should get out of education."That was the advice first-year teacher Bill Henderson received when he discovered he was gradually losing his vision. Instead, Henderson persevered and became principal of the Patrick O'Hearn Elementary School in Boston, an ethnically and economically diverse school where about a third of the students have mild, moderate, or significant disabilities.In The Blind Advantage, Henderson describes how the journey into blindness helped him develop key qualities--determination, vision, sensitivity, organization, collaboration, and humor--that made him a more effective principal. At the same time, he shows how the inclusionary policies and practices at the O'Hearn School (now renamed the William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School) elicited and developed these qualities in others.

Bill Henderson is the author of "The Kid That Could", a novel, & two memoirs, "His Son" & "Her Father". He is the founder & publisher of Pushcart Press & the editor of the acclaimed Pushcart Prize series. He lives on Long Island & in Maine.

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