Until this book was published, most writing on special education was about specific disabilities and how to cope with them. This book, however, considers the broader context, looking at many problems for the wider system that have arisen through integration of special education within it. The book is international and comparative in its focus and includes much North American material and work by North American researchers.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Glossary. Foreword Margaret Archer. Introduction Len Barton and Sally Tomlinson. Part 1: Ideologies, Issues and Practices. 1. The Mentally Retarded: Ideologies of Care and Surplus Population Mårten Söder. 2. Comparative Special Education: Ideology, Differentiation and Allocation in England and the United States James G Carrier. 3. The Politics of Integration in England Len Barton and Sally Tomlinson. 4. The Differential Diagnosis of Special Education: Managing Social Pathology as Individual Disability Deborah S Bart. 5. The Role of the Educational Psychologist in the Post-Warnock Era John Quicke. Part 2: The Nature and Uses of Qualitative Approaches. 6. The Labelling of Educable Mentally-retarded Children Louis Rowitz and Joan E Gunn. 7. Case Studies of Mainstreaming: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Special Schooling Robert Bogdan and Judy Kugelmass. 8. Adolescence and Physical Imparement: An Interactionist View Alan Hurst. 9. Socially Produced Identities, Intimacy and the Problem of Competence among the Retarded David A Goode. Notes on Contributors. Indices.