Marie Hazel

Author Credentials

Sister Marie Hazel

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Mentally ill children--Education; Preschool children; Readiness for school


In, this paper the writer has shown how developmental trends in education have led to the necessity for pre-school programs for the mentally retarded child. The purpose of this review of research is to ascertain factors related to the efficacy of pre-school programs for the young mentally retarded child. Specific objectives include: emotional maturity, adequate social adjustment, eligibility, and readiness for school programs. By identifying research related to these specific objectives for the pre-school trainable and educable mentally retarded, this writer feels that their basic needs will be better satisfied.


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