The History of Special Education: A Struggle for Equality in American Public Schools (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 - Education - 157 pages
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Osgood examines the history of the school lives of children placed in formal or informal special education settings in American public schools during the last 120 years. As the public school system in the United States grew throughout the 20th century, special education became a recognized and dependable, but marginalized, arm of public schooling. Throughout the 1900s special education emerged as its own world in many ways, developing policies, practices, structures, and an identity that became more diverse and inclusive.
  

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Contents

1 The Changing Worlds of American Children 18001940
1
2 Life in Institutions to 1940
23
3 Public Schools and the Accommodation of Students with Disabilities to 1940
41
Generating Public Awareness
79
5 Ensuring the Rights and Enhancing the Lives of Children with Disabilities in and out of the Classroom 19601980
99
Considering the Lives of Children with Disabilities
123
Bibliography
137
Name Index
151
Subject Index
153
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Robert L. Osgood is Associate Professor of Education, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

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