The Making of the Backward Pupil in Education in England, 1870-1914

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Starting from the point of the co-existence of two Royal Commissions on different aspects of elementary education in the period 1886-89, this study shows how educational provision for the pupil judged backward began to be divorced from that for the mainstream.

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Overview

Starting from the point of the co-existence of two Royal Commissions on different aspects of elementary education in the period 1886-89, this study shows how educational provision for the pupil judged backward began to be divorced from that for the mainstream.

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Copeland (education, U. of Reading, England) traces the continuing divergence of normal education and that provided for students considered backward to the co-existence of two Royal Commissions on different aspects of elementary education during the period 1886-89. He shows how the argument prevailed that the slowness was due to personal mentally deficient rather than to poverty, poor housing, and ill health, and how that victory still underlies modern education theory and practice. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713040371
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/30/1999
  • Series: Education Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Gerald Haigh in The Times Educational Supplement - article about special needs, describes the book as "excellent".

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