A Clinical Study of One Thousand Retarded Children in the Public Schools of Camden, New Jersey (Classic Reprint)

A Clinical Study of One Thousand Retarded Children in the Public Schools of Camden, New Jersey (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Clinical Study of One Thousand Retarded Children in the Public Schools of Camden, New Jersey It is the aim of the school to have each child do the work of one grade in a Single year, so that if a child enters the first grade at the age of six years, he Should, if the school succeeds in its purpose, begin the work ofthe second grade at the age of seven years; of the third grade at the age of eight and so on through the grades. The school, however, does not succeed in realizing this ideal scheme Of progress. A very cursory examination of school reports or enrolment records will reveal the fact that there is a large number of children in the public schools who must often have failed to make the necessary promotions. From an analysis of the total enrolment figures of the Camden schools for 1905 - 06, it appears that about 337 2 public School children or 26 1 - 8 per cent of the entire number were retarded, meaning by retarded those children of the first grade who were nine years old or more, of the second grade those who were ten or more and so on. A realization of the extent of the retardation of public school children led Mr. Bryan, the city superintendent, to study by means of a statistical inquiry, the conditions under which it existed, and also to consent to a clinical examination of the children whom his inquiry showed to be retarded. This examina tion was carried on by me during the second half of the school year 1906-07. Its object was to discover the social, educational, and other factors which delayed the normal progress of the child. Ivhat was accomplished in the effort to realize this object, will be set forth in the main body of this monograph. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243092792
  • 9780243092796