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The Training Of A Blind Child
The reason for the institutions lies in the history of education, not in the essential needs of the blind. Philanthropists saw years ago that blind children were neglected left out of the race entirely. The first thought, naturally, was to bring them together, in a special institution. So one State after another built its school for the blind, and their education remained a mystery to the general public, surrounded, like most institutional education, by myth and superstition. Even now some parents shrink from sending their afflicted children to an “institution,” for the very word suggests a prison or asylum....
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Title: The Training Of A Blind Child
From: Out Of The Dark
Creator: Helen Keller (author)
Date: 1920
Format: Article
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company, New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.188-207
Keywords: Advocacy; Blind; Children; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Education; Educational Institutions; Family; Helen Keller; Institutions; Parenting; Schools; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities; Women & Gender
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: The Ladies’ Home Journal, April, 1908.

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