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Open-Air Schools: Part 2. Historical Sketch


by Siegried Maia Hansen Upton - 1914

In Charlottenburg, a suburb of Berlin, there opened in 1904 a new type of school to which the Germans gave the name of "Open-Air Recovery School." The object of this school was to give children who were physically debilitated an opportunity to be taught and to recover their health at the same time. These children could not keep up with the work of the regular school and yet they were not so mentally deficient that they were fit subjects for instruction of the kind given to subnormal children. The treatment consisted of an outdoor life, plenty of good food, strict cleanliness, warm and suitable clothing, and school work modified in kind and reduced in quantity to suit the new conditions.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 15 Number 3, 1914, p. 5-12
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10222, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 2:59:21 AM

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