This makes for rather dry blogging, but it’s worth posting to give a clearer idea of the research I’ll be doing in Kolkata. There’s some good background on the state of special education in the US, too.
The objective of my research is to understand the best practices for dealing with the social stigmas attached to special education. I will do this by studying the ways in which students with special needs are served by their school and perceived by their classmates at the Loreto Sealdah School in Kolkata, India. Continue reading
If you make the decision to visit India on a spiritual quest or as a stop on a grand tour of Southeast Asia, you go from November to February. It’s hot there, all the time, and when you come back home, it’s nice to have a tan to show off to your friends while waxing on about your ashram/yogi/guru. Only college students go to Kolkata (Calcutta) in July.
I’ll be spending a month in Kolkata, arriving in mid-July and departing in mid-August. Continue reading
I don’t consider myself a blogger (not yet at least), so welcome to my online journal. I’ll be recording my escapades, exploits and explorations here for the next year or so. I’m set to travel to some pretty amazing places–here’s hoping I have sufficiently interesting things to say. Continue reading