ERIC Number: EJ937662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Visiting Teachers and Students with Developmental Disabilities
Stanley, Summer G.
Children & Schools, v33 n3 p168-175 Jul 2011
The profession of school social work began in 1906 but was not recognized in federal legislation for students with disabilities until nearly 70 years later. However, since 1906, school social workers have worked with students considered at-risk for academic failure, including students with disabilities. This article highlights the beginning of the visiting teacher movement, from 1906 through 1920, with a particular emphasis on the role of the visiting teacher within the context of working with students with developmental disabilities. Implications for school social work practitioners are discussed.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Failure, Developmental Disabilities, School Social Workers, Social Work, Itinerant Teachers, At Risk Students, Educational Legislation, Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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