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Curricula for Diversity in Education by Will Swann, Patricia Potts, Mary Masterton, Tony Booth

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Chapter 28

Finding a voice

Extracts by Micheline Mason, Ved Mehta, Doug Mellor and Rosemary Sutcliff, with an introduction and discussion by Patricia Potts

To maximise the participation of all children and adults within the education system, listening to all their varied views has to be encouraged and valued. One way to explore and communicate our own views is to describe and discuss our own experiences of education, to tell our own story.

In this chapter, Patricia Potts has collected together four examples of first-hand accounts of experiences of school. Micheline Mason is a writer, illustrator and disability rights worker and she describes how the comradeship of other disabled teenagers enabled her to begin to develop a positive self-image. ...

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