ERIC Number: EJ626384
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
"Me? I'm not a drooler. I'm the Assistant": Is It Time To Abandon Mental Retardation as a Classification?.
Smith, J. David; Mitchell, Alison L.
Mental Retardation, v39 n2 p144-46 Apr 2001
This article uses a short story by Jack London to discuss the classification of individuals with mental retardation and argues that mental retardation and its various definitions are manifestations of the typological thinking that inevitably creates a simplistic and misleading aggregation of people with very diverse needs and characteristics. (Contains five references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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