Author Credentials

Sister Mary Ramona Borkowski, C.S.S.F.

Date of Award


Document Type


Superseded Degree Name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 Mary Theodore, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Children with disabilities--Education; Children with mental disabilities--Education; Church work with children with mental disabilities


The purpose of this investigation was to present a genetic study of the development and growth of the special education program in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, beginning with the formation of the Mount Carmel Guild in 1930. The objectives of this study were: 1. To present a reasonably complete and clear exposition of the problem of mental retardation in the Newark Archdiocese. 2. To survey the etiology, degree of retardation, and placement of the retarded in the Archdiocesan program. 3. To describe the manner in which the program has functioned. 4. To show the progress which has been accomplished. The scope included the history and development of the Mount Carmel Guild, establishment of Special Education within the Guild, establishment of special classes in the four counties in the diocese; the number and types of children treated and tested, clinical facilities available, vocational training for girls after completion of work in special classes and the training and number of professional personnel engaged in the program.


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