Disability and why children need to read about it
One of the most important reasons to keep Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck on the English GCSE syllabus is because it is one of the few books with a central character who has what would now be described as a learning disability.
In this short blog entry written originally for the website 'Vulnerability 360', Karen Argent argues the case for why it is so important that the school syllabus retains books that deal directly with different manifestations of disability.
You can read the full article here. VULNERABILITY_BLOG_Gove_goes_backwar.pdf