The Case of the Disappearing/Appearing Slow Learner: An Interpretive Mystery. Part Three: All Hell Could Break Loose

  • W. John Williamson University of Calgary
Keywords: hermeneutics, education, slow learners, popular media, disability studies, history


This follows the events described in Parts One and Two of this narrative. Max Hunter, a West Coast private detective, still conducting an investigation to find the educational category of slow learners, explores portrayals of slow learners in popular media, learns more about his client, John Williamson, and investigates the history of slow learner as an educational label, and the history of programming for slow learners in the province of Alberta. The case grows more dangerous with each clue Max unearths. 

Author Biography

W. John Williamson, University of Calgary
PHD Interpretive Studies in Education, University of Calgary. Diverse Learning Coordinating Teacher St. Anne Academic Centre.Alt+MAlt+N



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