ERIC Number: ED541502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1921
Reference Count: 0
Special Features in the Education of the Blind during the Biennium, 1918-1920. Bulletin, 1921, No. 16
Allen, Edward E.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The most notable events affecting the status of the blind within this biennium are: The arousing of the attention of society to the existence and needs of the handicapped; the labor shortage, which created many and new openings for their employment; and the Federal law providing, under certain conditions, for the rehabilitation of people injured in industry or otherwise. Other arresting events in the special field of the blind are: The final adoption of Braille as the uniform type to be used in their schools, and along with this the fivefold increase in the Government subsidy to the American Printing House for the Blind; the successful growth of the new movement for teaching certain partially seeing children by themselves, which is one of the outcomes of continued labors for preventing blindness; the widening interest in psychological research among school pupils, destined to lead to their reclassification and a modification of curricula; and finally the successful beginning of a college course of lectures and demonstrations for teachers and workers among the blind and the semisighted. The contents of this bulletin are as follows: (1) New interest in the blind; (2) The war blinded; (3) Uniform type and the increased subsidy for printing it; (4) Libraries for the blind; (5) Books about the blind; (6) Statistics of attendance; (7) Day schools for blind and for semisighted children; (8) Mental measurement and research; (9) The Harvard course in the education of the blind; and (10) Bibliography. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Library Services, Psychological Studies, Blindness, Special Schools, War, Veterans, Braille, Educational Finance, Libraries, Books, Attendance Patterns, Day Schools, Visual Impairments, Evaluation Methods, Colleges, Labor Supply, Supply and Demand, Federal Legislation, Rehabilitation
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)