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My Journey Toward Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Carol Shelton

This article is an attempt to examine the trajectory that led the author from a childhood in a working class family to her current position as Professor of Nursing. The author reflects that she has been reading some of the recent scholarship and biographies of so-called "straddlers," people whose life course includes having grown up with working class intellectual insecurities, but who find themselves members of the academy (still harboring those working class feelings). The author sees herself in Rhode Island College students of today. She wishes to develop the pedagogical tools to assist these students in their transition to academic life in ways that were lacking in her own background.

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My Journey Toward Inclusive Education: The Baby with the Misaligned Stars

Jay Nimmagadda

The author takes us from her childhood days in a close-knit family of Brahmins in India, where her strong personality earned her the label of "difficult child," through her immersion in the very different world of American post-graduate higher education, to her experiences as a teacher of graduate social work students in Rhode Island. The author reflects on how a series of social and cultural factors (her "misaligned stars") drove her to forge a career and life path in the United States that could not have been anticipated by her parents and extended family.

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My Journey: The Education of an Un-Reformed Red Diaper Baby

Dan Weisman

This article traces a journey from "Red Diaper" origins in New York City to "inclusive teaching" at Rhode Island College. The author examines his early successes and challenges as a teacher of adults, and shares his insights into structuring inclusive teaching environments, both in the classroom and the larger institution.

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My Not Yet Completed Journey to Inclusive and Effective Teaching

Elizabeth Rowell

The author looks back at her own roots as part of a NECIT group project. The experience enables the author to see how events in her past helped her embrace inclusive education and to examine why she continues to wrestle with how to help her students do the same. The author's personal journey toward becoming an effective educator of teachers has been an unmapped expedition with many unexpected detours. These detours have often been inspiring, rewarding and life changing.

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My Journey Toward Inclusive Education

Elizabeth Henshaw

This paper describes a career that spans multiple teaching and learning experiences in Nigeria and the United States. The author takes us on a journey from her Catholic schoolgirl and undergraduate days in Nigeria where the roles of extended family, village and church guide her life, through her university education in the United States, to her professional growth as a professor at Rhode Island College. The author's specialty is the multicultural dimensions of inclusive teaching.

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The Education We Need: Democratic, Diversified and Experiential

Mustafa Ozcan

This paper has three sections. Section One is a synopsis of the author's experience in diverse cultures. Section Two includes a summary of his view of education: that education, specifically schooling and teaching, should be democratic, diversified, and experiential to provide equal access, diversified teaching, and equal outcomes. Section Three contains examples from the author's teaching about culture, its nature and power.

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