Language and Discourse in Special Education

Understanding Ethnographic Interdisciplinary Team Culture

Authors: Manor-Binyamini, Iris

  • Examines the impact of words and discourse on the culture of a special education school
  • Discusses organizational, social, professional, and emotional experiences of multidisciplinary team members
  • Explores how team members describe and interpret daily requirements of working effectively in a special education school
  • Analyzes the influence of language and discourse on outlook, behavior patterns, and coping of team members
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About this book

This book examines the words and discourse as well as their meaning and impact on the everyday culture of a multidisciplinary team at a school for students with mental disabilities. The book examines the organizational, social, professional, and emotional experiences of team members from such disciplines as child and school psychology, special education, therapy (e.g., occupational, speech), social work, and pediatric medicine within a special education school. It explores the ways in which team members describe and interpret the day-to-day requirements of working effectively in a special education school, using their own language and discourse from a subjective point of view. In addition, the book analyzes and interprets the influence of language and discourse on the outlook, behavior patterns, and the coping of team members working in the school with the students, among themselves as a team, and with the difficulties and dilemmas that concern them as well the solutions that they themselves introduce for all these issues. This book, with its focus on the unique and complex work environment of the multidisciplinary special education team, is essential reading for researchers, professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology, therapeutic disciplines (e.g., occupational, speech), social work, pediatric medicine, and allied mental health and medical fields.

About the authors

Iris Manor-Binyamini, Ph.D., is a lecturer and a senior faculty member of the Department of Special Education at the University of Haifa in Israel. Her academic interests include special education in the Bedouin community in Israel, inter- and intra-community comparisons of the coping styles and strategies used by parents and siblings of adults with various disabilities and from different minority communities in Israel, and the collaboration within multidisciplinary teams in special education schools as well as the collaboration between these teams and the parents of children with disabilities.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Interdisciplinary Teams in Special Education Schools: Their Language and Discourse

    Manor-Binyamini, Iris

    Pages 1-6

  • Methodology

    Manor-Binyamini, Iris

    Pages 7-36

  • Key Words Related to the Team’s Work with the Students

    Manor-Binyamini, Iris

    Pages 37-60

  • What Key Words Do the Team Members Use When Relating to Their Work as an Interdisciplinary Team?

    Manor-Binyamini, Iris

    Pages 61-86

  • Discourse Events in the Interdisciplinary Team

    Manor-Binyamini, Iris

    Pages 87-102

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09024-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09023-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35683-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language and Discourse in Special Education
Book Subtitle
Understanding Ethnographic Interdisciplinary Team Culture
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09024-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09024-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09023-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35683-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 142
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
Topics