Education's Histories

methodological grist for the history of education

Archive for December, 2016

December 14th, 2016 by Donald Warren

Escaping Befriended Circles: A Multilogue Response to Benjamin Kelsey Kearl’s “Of Laggards and Morons: Definitional Fluidity, Borderlinity, and the Theory of Progressive Era Special Education”

Benjamin Kearl offers an overview of the twentieth-century development of special education in the United States. The reconstruction draws together fugitive and fragmented literature that he treats as primary sources needing context and validation. He delivers both convincingly and ably, applying historiographical and philosophical standards. The result is a provocative, aggravating history of historic errors, […]