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Title: Origins and evolution of special education for children with intellectual disabilities in Greater Glasgow, 1862-1962
Author: McMillan, Lachlan
ISNI:       0000 0001 3625 8781
Awarding Body: University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 1998
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Abstract:
This thesis traces the origins and evolution of special education for children with intellectual disabilities in Greater Glasgow from 1862 to 1962. This work, then,covers the period from the passing of the Lunacy (Scotland) Act, 1862, which is usually considered to be the benchmark for the study of the development of special education in Scotland, to its repeal 100 years later in the Mental Health (Scotland) Act, 1960. It is divided into three sections. The first of these sets the background to the study. It details the institutions, other than schools, in which Glaswegian children with intellectual disabilities could be found in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Each of the sections that follow proposes a hypothesis which it is necessary to appreciate in order to understand fully how this branch of education originated and evolved in Greater Glasgow. Section Two suggests that the provision of special education for these children was the result of efforts by individuals who championed their cause. Section Three deals with the difficulties of financing special education and suggests that economics were probably more important here than in any other branch of education.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.341530  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Education & training
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