When Science Encounters the Child: Perspectives on Education, Parenting, and Child Welfare in Twenti (BOK)

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This provocative volume takes a critical look at how psychology and the social sciences have been applied to the lives of children, particularly in education, parenting, and child welfare. Contributions by senior scholars and promising new voices offer fresh, balanced perspectives on key questions: What role has science played in perpetuating discrimination and inequality among different groups of children? How has science been employed in the politics of program formulation, advocacy, and funding? How has science been used to justify the practices of child professionals? How have parents and children responded to scientific ventures designed to "help" them? Co-edited by a historian of education, a historian of childhood, and a developmental psychologist, this book features: an overview of the last century's efforts to understand children by means of scientific methods; a cogent examination of how scientific research was translated into programs and policies (such as Universal Pre - K and the No Child Left Behind Act) in response to social needs; enlightening case studies of the intersection of the child sciences with professional and lay practices, children and families, and social reformers; and, voices of teachers, social workers, and other professionals working with children.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forlag
Eurospan
ISBN 9780807746912 Antall sider 248
Dimensjoner 16cm x 23cm x 1,7cm Vekt 367 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Barbara Beatty, Emily D. Cahan, Julia Grant
Emner og form Sociology: family & relationships, Organization & management of education, Child welfare