The Royal Institute for the Deaf-mutes
The story of the Institute - written by Rasmus Malling-Hansen in 1872
In it's sixth edition, published in 1872, The Nordic Periodical for the Blind-, Deaf-, and Retarded School contained an article written by Rasmus Malling-Hansen, where he tells the story of The Royal Institute for the Deaf-Mutes, from it's foundation in 1807, up until his own period as the principal of the school. Malling-Hansen, who had been in this position since 1865, had great insight in the topic, and his presentation shows that Denmark was a leading country in the way they organized the teaching of the deaf. The pupils were devided into groups depending on their hearing and spiritual abilities, and given an education based on the methods best suited for their qualifications. For this Malling-Hansen had much of the honour, and throughout the 70's and the 80's he was a leading force in the development of the Danish educational system.