ERIC Number: ED336900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Progressive Movement: Impetus for Parents of the Handicapped.
The impact of the Progressive Movement of 1890-1935 on social, political, economic, and educational developments is reviewed, especially as it relates to parents of handicapped children. The paper notes how parents of the handicapped have evolved from being suspected of causing their child's handicap to becoming partners with professionals in treatment, and how they have made that transformation largely through their own individual and collective efforts. The paper describes the aims and objectives of: (1) the National Congress of Mothers; (2) parent education and child study; (3) social reformers; and (4) educational reformers. (Includes 16 endnotes.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (72nd, Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).