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The History of Special Education: Lessons from the Past, Implications for the Future
Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Lucinda S. Spaulding, Liberty University
  • Deanna L Keith, Dr., Liberty University
Publication Date
11-4-2010
Document Type
Presentation
Disciplines
Comments
Presented at the Annual National Conference of the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in St. Louis, MO.
Abstract
We identify three eras in the history of special education: Early Reform (1800 – 1870), Stagnation and Regression (1870-1950), and Contemporary Reform (1950 – present). Next we examine parallels between eras and consider implications for people with disabilities today, highlighting the importance of the systematic study of historical perspectives in preparation programs for special educators.
Citation Information
Lucinda S. Spaulding and Deanna L Keith. "The History of Special Education: Lessons from the Past, Implications for the Future" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deanna_keith/3/