Stories from the Field
Edited By David J. Connor and Beth A. Ferri
14. Teaching as Oppression; Teaching as Liberation
“This course was easily the best course that I have had in my college career thus far because of how much it pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow as a future educator and person. Dr. Cioè-Peña gave us a safe and comfortable space to work on shifting our perspectives specifically about disabilities and inclusive practice. With each new lesson, she provided us with multiple different activities, collaboration with classmates, and time to think and reflect. This gave us so many opportunities to challenge our brains to think in a new way. […] Dr. Cioè-Peña also inspired me to take an extra step outside of what is comfortable for me […] I have learned to confidently talk about topics that can often be difficult to talk about in today’s society and know that because of this course, I will continue to listen to other’s perspectives and understand more of why people think the way that they do. This course and Dr. Cioè-Peña impacted me in such a positive way that I will carry with me throughout the rest of my education and my career.”
–Course Evaluation Comment for “Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education”
It is probably unusual for someone to start a book chapter in which they reflect on their evolution as a scholar and disability rights advocate with a quote from a student course evaluation. Course evaluations are notorious for...
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