The Case of the Disappearing/Appearing Slow Learner: An Interpretive Mystery. Part Four: Quaint Notions of Justice

  • W. John Williamson University of Calgary
Keywords: Slow learners, competition, labelling, Heidegger, Gadamer, hermeneutics, inclusion

Abstract

These chapters follow the events described in Parts One to Three of this narrative. Max Hunter, a private detective, is still on the trail of “slow learners,” a category of students his client, educator John Williamson, claims are continually getting “lost” in Alberta’s school system. Max encounters philosophers, fellow educators, and even students labeled as slow learners, all of whom have suggestions for finding these students in ways that attend to them as learners while resisting the rigidity of their labelling. He also encounters an agent of a sinister operation who works to ensure that slow learners stay lost, and who intends to make Max disappear too.     

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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