The Deaf

Their Position in Society and the Provision for Their Education in the United States

Author: Harry Best
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,938 / 287 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.2
LoC Category: LC
Downloads: 324
Added to site: 2007.11.05
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Genre: Non-fiction
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vely of the economist and the sociologist. Then we shall consider the regard in which the deaf are popularly held, the view of "the man in the street," and whether this regard is the proper and just one. Lastly, we shall note what movements have been undertaken in the interests of the deaf by private organizations, and to what extent these have been carried.

In Part II we shall consider the provision that has been made for the instruction of deaf children. First we shall review the attempts at instruction in the Old World, and then carefully follow the development of instruction in America, considering the early efforts in this direction, the founding of the first schools, and the spread of the work over the land; and noting how it was first taken up by private initiative, in time to be seconded or taken over by the state, and how far the state has seen and performed its duty in this respect. Public institutions have been created in nearly all the states, and we shall examine the organizations of these

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