The Raising of Intelligence: A Selected History of Attempts To Raise Retarded Intelligence

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Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Education - 288 pages
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The history of attempts to raise the intelligence of mentally retarded individuals is wrought with controversy. Spanning the years from 1800 to the present, this book offers a critical review of the methods and philosophy behind these efforts. A fascinating contribution to the long-standing debate on the malleability of intelligence and the influence of heredity and environment.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
1
Chapter 2 EARLY ATTEMPTS AT REHABILITATION
9
Chapter 3 DISILLUSION AND OVERREACTION
35
Chapter 4 INTELLIGENCE TESTS AND THE HERITABILITY AND IMMUTABILITY OF MENTAL RETARDATION
42
Chapter 5 EARLY INTERVENTION AND COMPENSATORY EDUCATION
59
Chapter 6 THE DISTURBING CASE OF THE MILWAUKEE PROJECT
115
Chapter 7 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATIONTHE RETURN OF RADICAL EMPIRICISM
141
Chapter 8 MEDICAL INTERVENTION
155
Chapter 9 REUVEN FEUERSTEINS INSTRUMENTAL ENRICHMENT
173
Chapter 10 A POTPOURRI OF CLAIMS AND ISSUES
183
Chapter 11 SUMMING UP
216
References
221
Author Index
245
Subject Index
253
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