New Perspectives in Special Education: Contemporary philosophical debates

New Perspectives in Special Education: Contemporary philosophical debates

by Michael Farrell

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ISBN-13: 9780415504225
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Farrell is a widely published private special education consultant. He works with children, families, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations, universities and government ministries. He has published extensively with Routledge, with recent titles including Debating Special Education, Educating Special Children, Second Edition, and second edition titles in the whole Effective Teacher's Guide series.

Table of Contents

About the author Acknowledgements Preface Chapter outlines 1. Setting the scene 2. Contemporary special education and its critics 3. Positivism and empiricism 4. Phenomenology and hermeneutics 5. Historical materialism and critical theory 6. Holism and constructivism 7. Structuralism and post structuralism 8. Pragmatism and symbolic interactionism 9. Psychoanalysis: Freud and Lacan 10. Postmodernism and historical epistemology 11. Positivist special education and other perspectives 12. Implications for special education of different perspectives Bibliography Index

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