Lecture 8 - Special Learners

Define Abnormality

Literally 'abnormal' means 'to be away from the statistical norm'

Kinds of Specialness

Intellectual abnormalities

Physical abnormalities

Special Schools vs. Mainstreaming

Contrasting the case for taking special learners either in a specialty school, or where the learners are incorporated into the 'everyday' school.

Pre-conceptions as a social force

Pygmalion in the classroom.


Notes are available from here.

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