ERIC Number: EJ400766
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Does Retardation Mean Dumb? Children's Perceptions of the Nature, Cause, and Course of Mental Retardation.
Goodman, Joan F.
Journal of Special Education, v23 n3 p313-29 Fall 1989
When interviewed, 105 third-grade students indicated that they did not view retardation as a set of behaviors, but as a trait, defined abstractly and perceived to be both predetermined and largely irreversible through personal effort. Children did not assume that being retarded excluded being pretty, athletic, or smart. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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