The Medicalization of America s Schools

The Medicalization of America s Schools

America's Schools Joel Macht The Medicalization of. Front Cover.

Author: Joel Macht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319629742

Category: Psychology

Page: 243

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This book challenges the validity of ADHD, learning disabilities, and dyslexia as meaningful special education "categories" and critically examines the misplaced medical model from which they are derived. The presumption that these disabilities cause school-related problems detracts from identifying factors within the classroom that create and maintain a child’s underachievement and disruptive behavior. Moreover, when the disability is finally named, it provides no functional information that translates into effective coping strategies. Macht delves into the misunderstood structure of these disabilities, pointing out that they are not verifiable disabilities but weak constructs that poorly describe each child’s uniqueness. Finally, he provides an alternative model based on children's strengths rather than their deficiencies, and presents strategies that advance school-related success.
Categories: Psychology

Preschool Education in America

Preschool Education in America

Lucy Sprague Mitchell , introduction to Harriet Johnson , A Nursery School
Experiment ( New York : Bureau of ... and the School : The Medicalization of
American Education , ” History of Education Quarterly 23 ( summer 1983 ) : 233
Notes to ...

Author: Barbara Beatty

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300072732

Category: Education

Page: 252

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A history of policies and programmes for the education of three-to-five-year-olds in the USA. This book also traces efforts to make pre-school education a part of the American public school system and shows why these efforts have been rejected, despite evidence of pre-school benefit.
Categories: Education

To Make America Scientific

To Make America Scientific

The Mental Hygiene Movement , the Development of Personality and the School :
The Medicalization of American Education . ” History of Education Quarterly 23 (
1983 ) : 123-149 . Coon , Deborah J. “ Standardizing the Subject : Experimental ...

Author: Andrew John Jewett


ISBN: UCAL:C3489017


Page: 1830

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The Medicalization of Higher Education

The Medicalization of Higher Education

Women Physicians and Physical Training, 1870-1920 Susan Gail Zieff ... rather
obscure professor of materia medica at Harvard Medical School to one of
America's acknowledged spokesmen for separate , different , and unequal
education for ...

Author: Susan Gail Zieff


ISBN: UCAL:C3377877

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 748

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

The State of the African American Male

The State of the African American Male

African American and Hispanic male students are significantly more likely to be
expelled and suspended from public schools ( Skiba , Nardo , & Peterson , 2000 )
. The medicalization of discipline has become another mechanism through ...

Author: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Publisher: Courageous Conversations

ISBN: PSU:000067894925

Category: Education

Page: 303

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The circumstances affecting many African American males in schools and society remain complex and problematic - high rates of school violence and suspensions, overrepresentation in special education classes, poor access to higher education, high incidence of crime and incarceration, gender and masculine identity issues, and HIV/AIDS and other health crises. The essays gathered here focus on these issues as they exist for males in grades K-12 and postsecondary education in Michigan. However, the authors intend their analyses and policy recommendations to apply to African American males nationally.
Categories: Education

America History and Life

America  History and Life

Especially concerned with the relationship between religion and state , he wrote
about Judaism and American democracy and Supreme Court decisions on
school prayer and government aid to religious education , believing that rather
than ...



ISBN: UOM:39015065458344

Category: Canada


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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
Categories: Canada

Italian Ethnics their Languages Literature and Lives

Italian Ethnics  their Languages  Literature  and Lives

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical
Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 11-13, 1987 American Italian Historical
Association. ... 33 ; Dye , " The Medicalization of Birth , " pp . ... American School.
p .

Author: American Italian Historical Association. Conference

Publisher: Association

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000441597

Category: American literature

Page: 478

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Categories: American literature



I think it's interesting because it shows how effective the medicalization of
America has been . If this test ... What a convenient rationale for not implementing
the programs necessary to do something about the social corruption that is
racism !



ISBN: UCSC:32106020208945

Category: Communism


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Categories: Communism

America s Americans

America s Americans

The modern American man has not been brought up to like the Rubens type of
figure . ... Women , Medicine , and Menopause in Modern America ( Cambridge ,
MA : Harvard University Press ) discusses the medicalization of menopause .

Author: Philip Davies

Publisher: Inst of Latin American Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124053260

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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This book examines the social, cultural, economic, and political effects of modern demographic change in the United States. The contributors from the U.S. and the U.K. draw on new research to analyze a wide range of issues pertaining to the diversity of American society. Topics include: - Latino immigrant incorporation - racial and ethnic integration in metropolitan contexts - population self-determination, and Native Americans - public policy issues relating to immigration - growth of the U.S. prison population - changing nature of poverty in the United States - politics of demographic and social change at national and local levels - historical change in the labor force participation of women
Categories: Political Science



"The Discovery of Hyperkine- sis: Notes on the Medicalization of Deviant
Behavior." Social Problems 23: ... Deviance and Medicalization: From Badness to
Sickness, expanded edition. ... Preparingjor Power: America's Elite Boarding

Author: Margaret L. Andersen

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534566642

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 660

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In this theoretically balanced new text, two nationally renowned scholars combine impeccable research, current and classical theory, and vivid prose to involve students in new ways to view and understand our society. The book's broad treatment of diversity is unequalled in any introductory sociology text. In every chapter, students explore research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to the topics covered.
Categories: Cultural pluralism

The Hispanic American Historical Review

The Hispanic American Historical Review

ALEXANDRA MINNA STERN is completing her dissertation on eugenics and
medicalization in the Americas at the ... LEE M. PENYAK received his training at
Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut , where he completed a ...

Author: James Alexander Robertson


ISBN: UTEXAS:059172141441328

Category: Electronic journals


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Includes "Bibliographical section".
Categories: Electronic journals

Gendered Worlds

Gendered Worlds

Washington , DC : American Council on Education . ... Making It in America : High
School Completion by Immigrant and Native Youth ” Demography 43 ( 3 ) : 511-
536 . ... Pathological child psychiatry and the medicalization of childhood .

Author: Judy Root Aulette

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131606225

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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In Gendered Worlds, the authors use the sociological imagination to explore gender relations throughout the world. They look at how concrete forms of gender, race, class, and sexual inequality operate transnationally; examine the impact of globalization on local and everyday life experiences;and identify how local actors re-imagine social possibilities, resist injustice, and work toward change. Integrating theory with empirical studies that are of particular interest to college students-including research on violence, sports, and sexuality-the authors make gender concepts genuinelyinteresting and accessible. They also demonstrate how students can think critically about gender, both within and beyond the classroom.Each chapter begins with an opening scenario about an individual experience of gender, and then traces how macro-level factors shape that micro experience. A section entitled "Gender Matters" follows each chapter to summarize the micro-macro connection.
Categories: Social Science

Challenging Orthodoxies

Challenging Orthodoxies

I am very skeptical , ” he continued , " about the wisdom of introducing too much
pathology into the school . We have to cultivate in school interest in the ... Will
they be allowed to fail students ? The Medicalization of American Education 265.

Author: Sol Cohen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015048950508

Category: Education

Page: 326

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"Challenging Orthodoxies" explores the implications of linguistics, literary criticism, and language theory in general for historians of education. This book introduces the core ideas of the -linguistic turn- and some of its major theorists, Hayden White, Richard Rorty, Michel Foucault, and Clifford Geertz. By arguing for the primacy of language, textuality, and linguistic structures in historical narratives, this study revises conventional understanding of the writing and interpretation of histories of education. The author reassesses the "oeuvre" and career of the late Lawrence A. Cremin, generally acknowledged as the most important historian of American education of his time. By redescribing progressive education solely as a language system, the author transforms our understanding both of the progressive education movement and of its continuing influence on American education. In his exploration of the mental hygiene movement and the -medicalization- of American education, the author uncovers a new chapter in the history of American education. The author breaks new ground in tracking the influence of school reform movements on change in education and provides fresh contexts for discussing present and future prospects for school reform in the United States by defining language and language systems as evidentiary sources and basic units of historical inquiry. "Challenging Orthodoxies" also calls attention to film as a legitimate source for historical research and interpretation of American education and demonstrates that integrating film into the historiography of education is feasible and productive in broadening our understanding both of history and of education."
Categories: Education

Education Quarterly

Education Quarterly

The family is , of course , critical , but so are the schools , the community , and the
media . America's children are affected by social forces such as the state of the
economy , the length of the industrial workday , the geographical mobility of ...

Author: New York University. School of Education


ISBN: PSU:000052230264

Category: Education


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Categories: Education

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting    American Anthropological Association

Medicalization is the tendency in contemporary societies to expand the meaning
of medical diagnosis and the relevance ... GOW , Peter ( London School of
AN ...

Author: American Anthropological Association


ISBN: UCSC:32106019431250

Category: Anthropology


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Categories: Anthropology

Iberia and the Americas

Iberia and the Americas

Morgan , Ronald J . Spanish American Saints and the Rhetoric of Identity , 1600
– 1810 . ... These re - cent historical trends demonstrate the so - called
medicalization of modern saints ' de - votional cults and form a rapidly emerging
aspect of the popular ... Christopher Eric Garces SALAMANCA , SCHOOL OF The
group of scholars of theology , philosophy , and law who taught at Spain ' s
University of ...

Author: Will Kaufman

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 1851094210

Category: Social Science

Page: 1165

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This comprehensive encyclopedia covers the reciprocal effects that the politics, foreign policy, and culture of Spain, Portugal, and the American nations have had on one another since the time of Columbus.
Categories: Social Science

Altering American Consciousness

Altering American Consciousness

Women and Temperance in Ante - bellum America , 1830–1860 . ... Distilling
Democracy : Alcohol Education in America's Public Schools , 1880-1925 . ...
Medicine Appleton , Lynn M. “ Rethinking Medicalization : Alcoholism and
Anomalies .

Author: Sarah Tracy

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558494251

Category: History

Page: 414

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Virtually every American alive has at some point consumed at least one, and very likely more, consciousness altering drug. Even those who actively eschew alcohol, tobacco, and coffee cannot easily avoid the full range of psychoactive substances pervading the culture. If the use of drugs is a constant in American history, the way they have been perceived has varied extensively. Just as the corrupting cigarettes of the early-20th century became the glamorous accessory of Hollywood stars and American GIs in the 1940s, only to fall into public disfavour later as an unhealthy and irresponsible habit, the social significance of every drug changes over time. This work shows how the identity of any psychoactive substance owes as much to its users, their patterns of use, and the cultural context in which the drug is taken, as it owes to the drug's documented physiological effects. Rather than seeing licit drugs and illicit drugs, recreational drugs and medicinal drugs, hard drugs and soft drugs as mutually exclusive categories, it challenges readers to consider the ways in which drugs have shifted historically from one category to another.
Categories: History

Options for Restructuring the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

Options for Restructuring the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

Hearing on Drug Abuse Prevention in America's Schools . Rebellion in a High
School , Chicago : Stinchcombe , Arthur L. ( 1964 ) . Quadrangle Books . ...
Medicalizing Temptation , " Number 130 , ( Winter ) , pp . 64-78 . Toby , Jackson (
1998b ) ...

Author: Peter Reuter

Publisher: RAND Corporation

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110687873

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 187

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This report synthesizes the findings of a review of the structure and performance of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) and assesses options for reforming it. The Act provides for a $600-million-per-year program of grants to states, which pass the money on to school districts for programs aimed at reducing school violence and drug abuse. However, the formula by which money is disbursed does not focus on the schools most in need of help, and it spreads the money too thinly. Moreover, the guidelines for expenditure permit schools to use the funds for programs that are unproven, and the legislation gives the federal government limited ability to foster effective programs. The SDFSCA program has not been credibly evaluated, but it is widely thought to have accomplished little. Yet the problems it addresses are so serious and widespread that the federal government cannot reasonably afford to abandon its commitment. Few proposals for reform have been offered, and only the one put forth by the Clinton administration is currently fully developed. That proposal moves in the right direction, but it addresses only some of the ways in which the program could be improved. This report suggests criteria for judging reform options and presents ways in which the proposal under discussion could be strengthened.
Categories: Drug abuse

British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America the Caribbean Portugal and Spain

British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America  the Caribbean  Portugal and Spain

With his father absent and anti - colonial movements gaining momentum in Latin
America , he proclaimed Brazil independent and became its emperor in 1822. ...
ALMEIDA , A.F.T. de - Unveiling the mirror : Afro - Brazilian identity and the
emergence of a community school movement ... BLAKE , S.S. - The
medicalization of nordestinos : public health and regional identity in northeastern
Brazil , 1889–1930 ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123418365

Category: Caribbean Area


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Categories: Caribbean Area