Defektní a přece socialističtí? O normalitě žáků zvláštních škol v počátcích československé komunistické diktatury
Defective but still socialist? On the normality of pupils in special schools at the beginning of the Czechoslovak communist dictatorship
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PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceHistorie – Otázky – Problémy (History, Issues, Problems), 2018, 10, 2, 44-59
Special schools, defectology, biopower, normality, Czechoslovakia 1948–1960, communist dictatorship
After the start of the communist dictatorship in 1948, schools for children requiring special care, including special schools for children with reduced intellectual abilities, became part of the school system. These institutions sought to educate young people, break them out of their social isolation and prepare them for practical life and place them in socially beneficial work. One’s recognition was based on his or her work within building socialist society.