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A class by themselves? : the origins of special education in Toronto and beyond

Author: Jason Ellis
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In A Class by Themselves?, Jason Ellis provides a erudite and balanced history of special needs education, an early twentieth century educational innovation that continues to polarize school communities across Canada, the United States, and beyond. Ellis situates the evolution of this educational innovation in its proper historical context to explore the rise of intelligence testing, the decline of child labour and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ellis, Jason, 1981-
Class by themselves?
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1080217875
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Ellis
ISBN: 9781442624603 1442624604
OCLC Number: 1083120400
Awards: Commended for Disability History Association 2020 Outstanding Book Award 2021 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Eugenics goes to school and other strange legacies: auxiliary education's origins --
"Inequalities of children in original endowment": IQ testing transforms auxiliary education, 1919-1930 --
Avoiding "blunders and stupid mistakes": auxiliary education for adolescents, 1923-1935 --
"A mental equality where physical equality has been denied": sight-saving, speech and hearing, and orthopaedic classes, 1920-1945 --
The "remarkable case of Mabel Helen": special-subject disabilities and auxiliary education, 1930-1945 --
Changing ideas in a changing environment: the impact of personality adjustment and child guidance
Responsibility: Jason Ellis.
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In A Class by Themselves?, Jason Ellis provides a erudite and balanced history of special needs education, an early twentieth century educational innovation that continues to polarize school  Read more...

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