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Investigating the Language of Special Education

Listening to Many Voices

Authors: Farrell, M.

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Utilising a wide range of theoretical traditions from philosophy, sociology and anthropology, this book aims to raise the reader's awareness of the power as well as the limitations of language in relation to special education.

About the authors

Michael Farrell is a private consultant in Special Education based in the UK. Professionally, Michael has worked as a head teacher, a lecturer at London University and as a local authority inspector. He managed a national psychometric project for City University, London, and directed a national initial teacher-training project for the United Kingdom Government Department of Education. Currently, as a private special education consultant, he works across the world with children, families, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations, universities, and government ministries. His many books on education and special education include Debating Special Education, Effective Teachers Guides to Special Education, Educating Special Children: An Introduction to Provision for Pupils with Disabilities and Disorders, and N ew Perspectives in Special Education: Contemporary Philosophical Debates.



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'Michael Farrell's powerful and thought-provoking book presents a thorough examination of language related to special education, and the way we wield it. Readers will be challenged to confront their own language assumptions, beliefs, and biases which is essential for the progression of our profession. This is a must-read for all of us involved in special education.' - Desirée Gallimore, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, RIDBC Renwick Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia.

'Michael Farrell, a well-known advocate of good special schools, applies the work of philosophers such as Foucault and Derrida to special education, with results that challenge our use of language. He writes convincingly about the power of language but also its limitations as an agent of change.' - Ann Sydney, education consultant, UK


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Importance of Language in Special Education

    Farrell, Michael

    Pages 1-7

  • Past Voices: Historical Terminology

    Farrell, Michael

    Pages 8-24

  • Present Voices: Current Language in Special Education

    Farrell, Michael

    Pages 25-41

  • Grand Designs: Constructing Social Meaning

    Farrell, Michael

    Pages 42-57

  • Labelling: New Labels for Old?

    Farrell, Michael

    Pages 58-74

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eBook $69.99
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Softcover $85.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-49304-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investigating the Language of Special Education
Book Subtitle
Listening to Many Voices
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43471-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137434715
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43470-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49304-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 179
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