ERIC Number: EJ341304
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Learning Disabilities: The Social Construction of a Special Education Category.
Sleeter, Christine E.
Exceptional Children, v53 n1 p46-54 Sep 1986
In the early 1960s, four special education categories (slow learners, mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, and culturally deprived) were used to explain the failure of lower class and minority children, while the less stigmatizing category of learning disabilities explained the failures of white middle class children. Later events changed the use of this category. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials
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