Prescriptionism as a Motivating Mehcanism: An Ethnographic Study in the Public Schools Journal Article uri icon



  • One advantage of ethnographic research is the consideration of the underlying mechanisms that structure the behaviors of individuals within certain cultural groups or situations. By approaching public school speech-language pathologists as a cultural group, this article uses ethnographic methods to determine some of the underlying motivations for the role of clinicians in the public schools. A powerful motivating mechanism, prescriptionism, is identified and discussed as it relates to the public school clinician's role.

publication date

  • May 1, 1990

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • September 23, 2019 12:15 PM

Full Author List

  • Damico JS

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-3170

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 85

end page

  • 92


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