chapter  9
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Special Education as a Resilience-Related Venture: Maynard C. Reynolds

David Vail l once said of the professions that they do "the dirty work of society." Lawyers struggle daily through problems of crime and broken contracts; physicians excise tumors or treat infections; nurses stay up all night with the sick; teachers are closeted in egg-crate classrooms with 30 active juveniles; and social workers sort out family disorders. All professionals cry out for opportunities to work more positively and at earlier stages of life, to reduce the rates at which disease and disorder come into their various work chambers. So it is with educators, particularly special educators.