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October
2014
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06:25 PM
America/Chicago

New Book by Bernardo Pohl Explores Challenges of Special Education

Bernardo Pohl, Jr., an assistant professor in urban education at the University of Houston-Downtown, recently published a book titled "The Moral Debate on Special Education." In this scholarly work released by Peter Lang International, Pohl advocates a holistic teaching approach and a moral quest for justice and equality in special education.

Leigh Van Horn, interim dean of the College of Public Service, says the publication is particularly relevant as the University is currently considering the development of a special education program for Houston educators. "I am currently reading the book and it is a thought-provoking and engaging work that reflects the author's own experiences and growth as he engages with theory and practice in special education," she said.

Readers and educators have expressed appreciation for Pohl's perspective as both a teacher and a student of special eductation. In fact, the book has been nominated for the prestigious American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award, which honors the year's best publication that addresses the improvement of the educational process through research and inquiry.