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.

chapter |12 pages


ByLen Barton, Sally Tomlinson

part |22 pages

Ideologies, Issues and Practices

chapter |20 pages

The Mentally Retarded

Ideologies of Care and Surplus Population
ByMårten Söder

chapter |30 pages

Comparative Special Education

Ideology, Differentiation and Allocation in England and the United States *
ByJames G. Carrier

chapter |16 pages

The Politics of Integration in England

ByLen Barton, Sally Tomlinson

chapter |41 pages

The Differential Diagnosis of Special Education

Managing Social Pathology as Individual Disability
ByDeborah S. Bart

part |26 pages

The Nature and Uses of Qualitative Approaches

chapter |24 pages

The Labelling of Educable Mentally-Retarded Children

ByLouis Rowitz, Joan E. Gunn

chapter |19 pages

Case Studies of Mainstreaming

A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Special Schooling *
ByRobert Bogdan, Judy Kugelmass

chapter |36 pages

Adolescence and Physical Impairment

An Interactionist View *
ByAlan Hurst