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Bakker, Nelleke; Amsing, Hilda T. A. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
Between the 1940s and 1960s across Western Europe a spirit of reform along comprehensive lines manifested itself in secondary education, aiming at a reduction of the existing social inequality of educational chances. These reforms are said to be rooted in new policies and in new approaches in educational studies. This article explores the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Research, Secondary Education, At Risk Students
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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This article is concerned with the history of the neurological disorder that preceded ADHD: "neurasthenia" or nervousness, conceived of as a functional disease of the nervous system. Around 1900 it appeared on the scene of children's disorders and it disappeared at the time of the pharmacological turn in psychiatry by the late 1960s. In…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Neurosis, Mental Health, Psychiatry