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ERIC Number: ED131636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Special Education: The Meeting of Differences. (North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation).
Harlow, Steven D.
Some of the prelevant ways by which the schools, through their special education programs, deal with handicapped children are considered; and an alternative to the present system is explored. Covered in brief sections are the following topics: three perspectives of special education practice (the conservative view, the piecemeal approach, and the humanistic view); the difference between bona fide and bogus handicaps; criticisms of the labeling practice; the inexactness of the term "learning disabilities"; a relational patterns paradigm as an alternative to labeling which examines the ways in which children relate to situations, people, and things in the school environment; and advantages of a humanistic response to education. (SBH)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicapped Children, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Disabilities, Nontraditional Education, Special Education, Teaching Methods
North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation, c/o Vito Perrone, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota 5820l
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.