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Educating Peter

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This title is a part of the series Down Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom


Catalogue Number:  393841
ISBN Number:  978-1-60825-755-3
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  Professional Development
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Educators
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  1991
Running Time:  32


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When Peter Gwasdauskis, a child with Down syndrome, was mainstreamed into a public school, he had a lot to learn about dealing with differences-and so did his classmates. Filmed over the course of the third-grade school year, this 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary vividly captures Peter's achievements and frustrations as he makes a place for himself among his peers. The program features interviews with Peter's parents, teachers, fellow students, and aides, and also illustrates how his classmates' wary tolerance grows into sincere acceptance as they actively involve themselves in his process of socialization.

An HBO Production.
1992 Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category



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