Manchester University Press

Worth Saving

Disabled Children During the Second World War

By: Sue Wheatcroft
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Early in the war, when faced with an acute shortage of accommodation for evacuees, a government official questioned whether disabled children were "worth saving." This book examines how the evacuation in England wasplanned, executed and evaluated for children with various disabilities (including the "excluded") and explores how this wartime experience influenced public and professional attitudes towards the children long after the war had ended.

Through the use of official documents, newspapers and personal testimony, the book illustrates both positive and negative experiences of the government evacuation scheme, and shows the impact of the attitudes held by the authorities, the general public, and the teaching and nursing staff. It demonstrates how wartime conditions changed special education, both during and after the war, and will appeal to social and medical historians, as well as those studying childhood, the voluntary sector and social policy.

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Author: Sue Wheatcroft

Publisher/Imprint: Manchester University Press

Publication Date: May 2013

ISBN: 9780719088001

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 224

Price: $100.00


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