A Middle School Project for the Blind

Joe Lewis
1986, Vol. 18, No. 2,


As teachers we are all likely to find ourselves considering certain questions over and over again. How can I make my teaching more effective? How can I present the subject material in a more interesting and stimulating manner? Am I presenting my pupils with appropriate opportunities and how do these relate to the outside world?

As a CDT specialist in a 9-13 Middle School I approached Spring Term 1981 with these thoughts and many more in my mind. Two particular concerns IVereuppermnost. Firstly, the pupils I taught were in the main from affluent homes situated in a most attractive area. Many were oblivious to the fact the privileges they shared with their classmates were not shared universally. They had little conception that many children are less fortunate and some are distinctly disadvantaged. Secondly having adopted problem solving approaches in my CDT teaching several years ago, I was increasingly aware that the problems posed, bore a doubtful relationship to the real problems of society. How could I provide a more realistic approach to this situation?

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