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Marsha Forest

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Marsha Forest was a remarkable leader, advocate and champion of inclusion for all. She was born in New York City on Aug. 10, 1942. While she was an undergraduate at Queen's College, City University of New York, she discovered poverty and started teaching under the Brooklyn Bridge. She got her bachelor's degree from Queen's College in 1963 and her master's degree from Columbia University in 1964. From there she went to the University of Massachusetts, where she earned her doctorate in education.

She taught at the Lexington School for the Deaf in New York while she was still in university, and came to Canada in 1968 as a special consultant at the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf. From there she went to McGill University as an assistant professor in the department of continuing education. Marsha was director of education at Frontier College in Toronto from 1987 to 1990. At the same time, she was a visiting scholar at the G. Allan Rocher Institute, formerly the National Institute on Mental Retardation.

She and her husband, Jack Pearpoint founded the Centre for Integrated Education and Inclusion Press International.

-Information taken from http://www.marshaforest.com/obituary.html

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