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ERIC Number: EJ167268
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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The Diagnostic Fallacy: A Critique of Jane Mercer's Concept of Mental Retardation
Goodman, Joan F.
Journal of School Psychology, 15, 3, 197-205, F 77
Poor academic performance can result from single, multiple, interacting, and unknown causes, rather than being an entity with a specific cause and course. It is better to adopt a descriptive approach and define retardation as relative failure on a cluster of socially determined behaviors, varying over cultures and over time. (Author)
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