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The social value of demand avoidance
  • Lixina
    Posts: 289
    That's the title of my newest blog entry, which you can read at:

    http://abnormaldiversity.blogspot.com/2008/09/social-value-of-demand-avoidance.html

    What do you think?
    Ettina
  • mango69
    Posts: 967
    I think that is an extremely valid point Ettina and I feel very fortunate that the school my son is in does accomodate for him and the other children and how beneficial their attitude is to ALL the children, not just the autistic children. I wish more mainstreams could have integrated resources with trained, flexible and open minded teachers who are not afraid of challenges to their own methods and welcome new approaches to and understanding of some of these childrens difficulties.
    I'm sorry if I dont always reply to your posts - I'm feeling like I need many many more hours in the day but I find them all very interesting and it is so good that you are sharing your experiences with us. It gives me great hope and understanding of my own son and it must give the same to others too. Please keep up the great work and hope to meet you one day.
    Margo
  • jelv
    Posts: 185
    That is an excellent article.

    In this country the government is forcing education down ever tighter guidelines which is forcing more rigid teaching. Not only is it wrong for our kids, it is wrong for most kids. Education shouldn't just be about getting better grades, it should be about developing children in to well rounded adults who will make a valuable contribution to society and lead a happy life. But because there isn't a GCSE in that, very little attention is given to that aspect.
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