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Ydesen, Christian; Myers, Kevin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This article approaches debates about how the history of the post-1945 English welfare state might be written. It argues that professionals' interventions on immigrant children can serve as a prism for understanding the crafting of the modern English welfare state. In this sense the article engages with the narrative concerning the resilience of a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Welfare Services, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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van Drenth, Annemieke; Myers, Kevin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
In this article, the authors examine policies and interventions concerning special children in the United States and Europe from 1900 to 1960. They focus on concerns about, and interventions on, children defined as having "special needs". They explore interventions, both in the form of words and practices, and examine their effects on…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Public Policy