Educating the Mildly Retarded: A Review
Department or Administrative Unit
Center for Teaching and Learning
A review of articles and comments emanating from Dunn's (1968) criticisms of the education of the mildly retarded is presented to analyze some of the facets of the current controversy. Many writings prior and subsequent to Dunn's are cited to show a growing disenchantment with the current course of special education and the lack of viable alternatives currently available. The review is concluded with an emphasis on change rather than reaction and on the desire that inappropriate practices be altered rather than abolished as advocated by some writers.
Hammons, G. W. (1972). Educating the Mildly Retarded: A Review. Exceptional Children, 38(7), 565–570. https://doi.org/10.1177/001440297203800706