Helping the Handicapped Teenager Mature
When this book was published, handicapped students were invisible to mainstream students. Student that were different, were routinely shuffled into “special ed” regardless of ability or need. When I graduated college in 1982, mainstreaming students was a new concept. Before I graduated with a degree in education, a course was quickly thrown together for students discussing this concept. It was eye opening for me. Very few distinctions were made in a child’s ability. Regardless of physical or mental capabilities, everyone was lumped together under an umbrella of special ed and were virtually invisible.
This book is also published around the same time of Mills vs Board of Education of District of Columbia. This landmark case asserted that students with handicaps of any kind were entitled to an education. Prior to this decision students were routinely denied any kind of education.
What struck me was that this information wasn’t terribly different from advice for “regular” students for the time. Perhaps that is point. (Keep this one for the university and education collections, but public libraries should have weeded this book by 1975.)