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Educational handicap, public policy, and social history : a broadened perspective on mental retardation / Seymour B. Sarason and John Doris.

; Doris, John, 1923-2008, author
New York : Free Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0029279208

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Other Authors Doris, John, 1923-2008,
Subjects Education of Intellectually Disabled -- United States.
États-Unis -- Politique sociale.
Geistige Behinderung.
Handicapés mentaux -- Éducation -- États-Unis.
Handicapés mentaux -- États-Unis.
Intellectual Disability -- United States.
People with mental disabilities -- Education -- United States.
People with mental disabilities -- Education.
People with mental disabilities -- United States.
People with mental disabilities.
Public Policy -- United States.
Social policy.
United States -- Social policy.
United States.
Description xi, 460 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Examines the concept of mental retardation with regard to such societal factors as immigration policy, urban poverty, and the growth of public education, criticizes traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment as culturally biased and inadequate, and suggests alternative approaches within familial and community context.
Contents Plan of the book -- Mental retardation : social invention and transactional phenomenon -- Definition, diagnosis, and action in light of a transactional approach -- The social context of diagnosis -- The family's view of the future -- Old people, intermediate care facilities, and mentally retarded residents -- Some underemphasized ingredients of a community program -- The interaction of our schools and mental subnormality in the light of social history : an introduction -- Emergence of the common school : aims, quick growth, and organizational changes -- Immigration and educational problems in the nineteenth century -- The Catholic Parochial school system and the emergence of compulsory education -- The Pestalozzian rationale in the evolving, complex American school system -- The functions of special education and its origins -- The social work function of the school and the new immigration -- The growth and development of special education programs -- The challenge to special education and the problem of minority discrimination -- Mainstreaming : dilemmas, opposition, opportunities -- What are schools for? -- Mental retardation and society : four themes.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4192127
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Sarason, Seymour Bernard, 1919-2010.
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