ERIC Number: ED027692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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An Experiment in Education; The History of Worcester College for the Blind, 1866-1966.
Bell, Donald, Ed.
The development of an English elementary and secondary school for blind boys es examined from its inception in 1866 to 1912. The status of education for the blind, the role of the second headmaster Samuel Forster, curriculum, instructional materials, athletics, changes in facilities, and financial support are discussed. Changes made from 1912 to 1938 are reported and include the influence of headmaster George C. Brown, increase in number of boys served, addition of courses and activities, financial affairs, administrative problems, and the assumption of control by the National Institute for the Blind. The consolidation of the school under B.O. Bradnack bringing the school more closely into the pattern of the public school system, increasing the assets, raising the quality of the staff, and taking boys who could not afford the fee is described. Also mentioned are recent developments in education for the blind in England and the future of the school. (RP)
Descriptors: Administration, Admission Criteria, Athletics, Blindness, Curriculum, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Exceptional Child Education, Instructional Materials, Males, Principals, Program Development, Residential Schools, School Buildings, School Expansion, Special Schools, Teachers, Visual Impairments
Humanities Press, Inc., 303 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010 ($2.50).
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Identifiers: Great Britain; Worcester College for the Blind (Great Britain)