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The history of special education : from isolation to integration

Author: M A Winzer
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive volume examines the facts, characters, and events that shaped this field in Western Europe, Canada, and the United States. From the first efforts to teach disabled people in early Christian and Medieval eras to such current mandates as Public Law 94-142, this study breaks new ground in assessing the development of special education as a formal discipline. "The History of Special Education"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winzer, M.A. (Margret A.), 1940-
History of special education.
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)608095618
Online version:
Winzer, M.A. (Margret A.), 1940-
History of special education.
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624401123
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M A Winzer
ISBN: 1563680181 9781563680182
OCLC Number: 27642708
Description: xiii, 463 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Disability and society before the eighteenth century: dread and despair --
2. Education and enlightenment: new views and new methods --
3. The rise of institutions, asylums, and public charities --
4. Education for exceptional students in North America after 1850 --
5. Physicians, pedagogues, and pupils: defining the institutional population --
6. More than three Rs: life in nineteenth-century institutions --
7. Teaching exceptional students in the nineteenth century --
8. Measures and mismeasures: the IQ myth --
9. The "threat of the feebleminded" --
10. From isolation to segregation: the emergence of special classes --
11. New categories, new labels --
12. Approaching integration.
Responsibility: Margret A. Winzer.

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This study examines the facts, characters and events that shaped special education in Western Europe, Canada and the United States. It assesses the discipline from the first efforts to teach disabled  Read more...
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