The History of Special Education: From Isolation to Integration / Edition 1

The History of Special Education: From Isolation to Integration / Edition 1

by Margret A. Winzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563680181

ISBN-13: 9781563680182

Pub. Date: 08/28/1993

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

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

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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 presents a four-part narrative that traces its emergence in fascinating detail from 16th-century Spain through the Age of Enlightenment in 17th-century France and England to 18th-century issues in Europe and North America of placement, curriculum, and early intervention. The status of teachers in the 19th century and social trends and the movement toward integration in 20th century programs are considered as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563680182
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Boxes
Preface
Ch. 1Disability and Society before the Eighteenth Century: Dread and Despair6
Ch. 2Education and Enlightenment: New Views and New Methods38
Ch. 3The Rise of Institutions, Asylums, and Public Charities82
Ch. 4Education for Exceptional Students in North America after 1850121
Ch. 5Physicians, Pedagogues, and Pupils: Defining the Institutional Population145
Ch. 6More Than Three Rs: Life in Nineteenth-Century Institutions170
Ch. 7Teaching Exceptional Students in the Nineteenth Century225
Ch. 8Measures and Mismeasures: The IQ Myth254
Ch. 9The "Threat of the Feebleminded"279
Ch. 10From Isolation to Segregation: The Emergence of Special Classes312
Ch. 11New Categories, New Labels337
Ch. 12Approaching Integration366
Bibliography386
Index441

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