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ERIC Number: ED115069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
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The Futures of Children: Categories, Labels and Their Consequences. (Highlights, Summary, and Recommendations for the Final Report of the Project on Classification of Exceptional Children).
Hobbs, Nicholas
Presented is a summary of the Final Report of the federally funded Project on Classification of Exceptional Children. Reviewed is the scope of the project which emphasized such aspects as the effects of labeling on individual children and the technical adequacy of diagnostic and classification systems. Among limitations ascribed to categories and labels are imprecision and insensitivity to individual changes. Problems in institutional care resulting from labeling are considered. Individualized program planning is seen to be one alternative approach to traditional classification. Provided are major project recommendations in seven broad areas (including funding and manpower training), and listed are seven priority needs including support for parents and fairness to disadvantaged and minority group children). (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Center for the Study of Families and Children.