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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Tables
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Boxes
  2. p. viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Part 1: Lessons of a Dark Past
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-5
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  1. Chapter 1. Disability and Society before the Eighteenth Century: Dread and Despair
  2. pp. 6-37
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  1. Chapter 2. Education and Enlightenment: New Views and New Methods
  2. pp. 38-74
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  1. Part 2: Into the Light of a More Modern World
  2. pp. 75-76
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 77-81
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  1. Chapter 3. The Rise of Institutions, Asylums, and Public Charities
  2. pp. 82-120
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  1. Chapter 4. Education for Exceptional Students in North America after 1850
  2. pp. 121-144
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  1. Chapter 5. Physicians, Pedagogues, and Pupils: Defining the Institutionalized Population
  2. pp. 145-169
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  1. Chapter 6. More Than Three Rs: Life in Nineteenth-Century Institutions
  2. pp. 170-224
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  1. Chapter 7. Teaching Exceptional Students in the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 225-248
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  1. Part 3: Into the New Century
  2. pp. 249-250
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 251-253
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  1. Chapter 8. Measures and Mismeasures: The IQ Myth
  2. pp. 254-278
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  1. Chapter 9. The “Threat of the Feebleminded”
  2. pp. 279-312
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  1. Chapter 10. From Isolation to Segregation: The Emergence of Special Classes
  2. pp. 313-336
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  1. Chapter 11. New Categories, New Labels
  2. pp. 337-360
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  1. Part 4: Segregation to Integration
  2. pp. 361-362
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 363-365
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  1. Chapter 12. Approaching Integration
  2. pp. 366-385
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 386-440
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 441-463
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781563682520
Related ISBN
9781563680182
MARC Record
OCLC
44966086
Pages
463
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
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