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Archive for February, 2017

February 14th, 2017 by Robert L. Osgood

Beyond Laggards and Morons: The Complicated World of Special Education

Benjamin Kearl’s “Of Laggards and Morons: Definitional Fluidity, Borderlinity, and the Theory of Progressive Special Education” constitutes a complex, ambitious, and provocative reassessment of central aspects of the early days of public special education in the United States. Drawing on a variety of primary and secondary sources, Kearl attempts to describe how a true theory […]