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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
In this article, the author discusses plans that were launched at three consecutive conferences on care for toddlers between 1929 and 1938 in the Netherlands. These plans and their realisation are evaluated in terms of what was seen as the missing link in the supply of institutional care for young children. The author identifies the professional…
Descriptors: Expertise, Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Physical Health
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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