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Soudien, Crain – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
This essay attempts to show how the Social Darwinist thinking of white racial superiority, and so, ultimately, white supremacy, came to be institutionalised in law in South Africa. It looks specifically at the making and institutionalisation of the School Board Act (SBA) of 1905 of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. It argues that the SBA…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Legislation, Whites, Racial Attitudes
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Myers, Kevin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
This article is an attempt to shed some further light on the people and the processes involved in the identification of mental deficiency in children and young people. In order to do this, it turns away from the themes that have been most prominent in the historiography to date: elite and professional ideas, parliamentary and public debates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disability Identification, Clinical Diagnosis, Mental Retardation