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ERIC Number: ED540143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1928
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Schools and Classes for Feeble-Minded and Subnormal Children 1926-27. Bulletin, 1928, No. 5
Phillips, Frank M.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This report contains statistics of schools and classes for feeble-minded and for subnormal children. These children are instructed in three types of schools. State schools and private schools accept mental defectives who are not insane nor charged with criminal acts. The city day schools accept children who are subnormal, backward, and mentally retarded, and place them in special classes, where they receive individual instruction and attention. State and private schools have boarding departments where the child can be cared for, as well as instructed, and where attendants are supplied; and they take full responsibility for the welfare of those committed to their care. City day schools have their pupils only for the period of instruction, as a rule have no attendants to assist in the care of pupils, and they allow the pupils to return to their homes after the school day is over. Classes in city day schools are usually called "opportunity classes," "ungraded classes," "classes for defectives," etc. On account of the higher mentality of pupils in these city schools, statistics are kept separate for the three types of schools wherever it is possible to do so. Reports are included for 51 State institutions. No report was received from the Wrentham (Massachusetts) State school, the Missouri Colony for Feeble-Minded and Epileptics, the Oklahoma Institute for Feeble-Minded, the (Texas) State Colony for the Feeble-Minded, or the (Virginia) State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded. Statistics for 1922 were used for those not reporting, where the institution was believed to be in existence in 1927. Reports were received from 30 private institutions, and 1922 data were included for 4 more which did not report in 1927. Reports are included also for 218 city day schools. The 1922 report contains data from 51 State schools, 30 private schools, and from 138 city schools. Eighty-five more reports from city schools are included in 1927 than in 1922 and 4 more reports from private schools. In 1922 reports were included for 214 schools and in 1927 for 303 schools. (Contains 8 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)