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New book tells an inspiring true story and reveals how a community can do wonders and bring about change

USA – November 25, 2010 –Having just completed his twentieth year as an educator, author Zafrullah Khan, Ed.D. has worn many hats—as a classroom teacher, school administrator, special education teacher, state-department education consultant, and more recently, professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Everything he has learned about education and life over the past years can be summed up in the touching story of Lucas and the Geese.

Teachers are not there just to educate children. They are catalysts of change meant to inspire, to build tomorrow’s leaders today and to cause an effect. Yet not everybody is open to change. In Lucas and the Geese, the author tells about a special boy Lucas and his extraordinary bond with geese. Lucas finds comfort and expresses great joy in the company of geese and finds difficulty in forming human relationships. He is content to be with his animal friends as he is shunned by his peers. But a new teacher takes notice of him and begins to reach out, gradually drawing him out of his shell and into the world.

In Orient Hills Primary School, it was unthinkable for regular education and special education students to be together. But once that line was crossed, there was no turning back. Based on a true story, Lucas and the Geese takes readers on a whimsical, heartwarming journey from exclusion to full inclusion. In this inspiring tale, the author reexamines and questions the notion of an inclusive teaching philosophy and makes a case that the word inclusion implies exclusion. He raises the question, “Do we value all children equally?” The teachers at Orient Hills Primary School did just that and it made a whole lot of difference to the life of young boy named Lucas.

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About the Author
Zaf Khan, Ed.D., is a highly acclaimed professional speaker and educator. His passion and enthusiasm for innovative educational practices and its impact on student achievement, combined with his talent as a motivational keynote speaker, leave audiences inspired and wanting to hear more. His many years of experience in working extensively with children of all ages, especially children with learning difficulties both in the United States and in South Africa, brings a new flavor to the business of education and offers a breath of fresh air to teachers in helping challenging students such as Lucas succeed. Dr. Khan is currently serving as assistant professor in the Department of Elementary and Special Education at Middle Tennessee State University, where he continues teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses. He can be contacted at dr.zaf.khan@gmail.com.

Lucas and The Geese * by Zafrullah Khan, Ed.D.
A Whimsical Heart Warming Journey from Exclusion to Full Inclusion Based on a True Story in South Africa
Publication Date: November 18, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4535-7609-0
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4535-7610-6

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