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ERIC Number: EJ293954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Medicine, Morals and Mental Deficiency: The Contribution of Doctors to the Development of Special Education in England.
Potts, Patricia
Oxford Review of Education, v9 n3 p181-96 1983
The medical model of handicaps compartmentalizes and judges handicapped people. Physicians have played a crucial role in diagnosing mental deficiency, explaining its causes, and developing treatment programs in England. The prejudices inherent in the medical model must be discarded in order to meet the educational needs of disabled children. (IS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)