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van Drenth, Annemieke – History of Education, 2005
This article examines how one of the first initiatives in what now is known as "special education" came into existence in the historical context of the Netherlands. It focuses on the first private and autonomous institution for mentally retarded pupils, the so-called "School for Idiots", established in 1855 in The Hague by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational History, Mental Disorders