ERIC Number: ED298687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations of Education and the Mildly Learning Disabled: Toward a New Understanding. Draft.
Sigmon, Scott B.
The literature of the "foundations of education" field (e.g. social, philosophic, psychological) is examined to provide a better understanding of the relationship between schooling and culture as it applies to mildly learning disabled students. A "radical paradigm" is applied which sees schools as serving the interests of elites, as reinforcing existing inequalities, and as producing attitudes that foster acceptance of this staus quo. The position taken is that the result segregating mildly handicapped children, who tend to be "resistors" and underachievers is a form of social control. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Printed on colored paper.