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ERIC Number: EJ883470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Cut-Off: How We Spent Our Time in a Residential School
French, Sally
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n2 p112-119 Jun 2010
This article documents the ways in which both pupils and care staff spent their time in a residential school for children with physical disabilities and mild learning disabilities in the 1960s. It is told from the perspective of the author, who worked at the school as an assistant housemother, and two of her co-workers who responded to an open-ended questionnaire. It is clear from the study that many of the child care practices would no longer be acceptable and yet, according to Maureen Oswin who researched the school in the late 1960s, the standard of care for people with learning disabilities was good for that time (Oswin 1971). It is hoped that this article will add to the history of disabled people, including those with learning disabilities, as told through the experiences of three young women embarking on child care work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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