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The Causes and Treatment of Backwardness


reviewed by Mourice H. Fouracre - 1954

coverTitle: The Causes and Treatment of Backwardness
Author(s): Sir Cyril Burt
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Frances Lloyd, a classroom teacher of mentally retarded children in England, reports on her charges. Being a teacher of children whose IQ's are between 50 and 75, and whose chronological ages range from five to eleven years, Miss Lloyd stresses the importance of giving mentally retarded children education and training commensurate with their mental and physical abilities, so that they may ultimately take their rightful place in society as adults. Considerable emphasis is placed on the social training of retarded children, with special reference to the children's cultural backgrounds and their parents' attitudes. Experimentation is reported on a specific group of retarded children with accompanying emotional disturbances. These children were removed from the classroom for varying periods of time, and free-play and creative activities were then used to assist the maladjusted to become more stable personalities. The author produces selected case studies, particularly those that show dramatic changes in IQ as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 2, 1954, p. 117-117
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4738, Date Accessed: 8/13/2020 11:13:27 PM

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