ERIC Number: EJ1061770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Norah Fry--What Can We Learn from History?
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v43 n2 p86-92 Jun 2015
This paper explores how Norah Fry's concerns of 100 years ago have been relevant to the work of the Norah Fry Research Centre. In 1898, Norah Fry began to investigate the social conditions and educational needs of people with learning disabilities living in Bristol and Somerset. In reporting her findings to a Royal Commission in 1905, she set out her vision for the future. For over 50 years, she was a champion for people with learning disabilities. She canvassed support for schools for those excluded from education; she led campaigns to close the parish workhouses; and she sought to establish new patterns of residential support. This account of Norah Fry's life and legacy explores the results of the social investigations which she carried out, the policies that emerged from her work and the resistances she encountered in working for change.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Educational Needs, Advocacy, Access to Education, Educational History, Social Change, Social Justice, Social Science Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom