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ERIC Number: EJ506603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-6765
For Whom the Bell Curves: Old Texts, Mental Retardation, and the Persistent Argument.
Smith, J. David
Mental Retardation, v33 n3 p199-202 Jun 1995
A review of secondary education and college biology textbooks published from 1900 through 1950 finds strong support for eugenics and Social Darwinism. These attitudes are related to effects of such recent books as "The Bell Curve" (by R. Herrnstein and C. Murray) for people with mental retardation. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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