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Re-Thinking Children's Care, Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Julia Brannen

Re-Thinking Children's Care, Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

Paperback Published: 1st November 2002
ISBN: 9780335209873
Number Of Pages: 224

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the book successfully presents clear and convincing arguments about the need to re-direct childhood studies and childrens care towards an appreciation of children and care, by providing a careful and very thorough examination of care theory, policy, practice and research. Network

. Children's care in the 21st century is increasingly a public issue as well as parents' private concern. A limited vision of children as the responsibility of mothers held sway in Britain long after mothers joined the workforce. Formal childcare is now growing but in the context of care work continuing to be low qualified and low status. A dearth of care looms large as Britain rapidly turns into an overworked society.
This critically orientated book draws on a range of key empirical studies carried out in a variety of care contexts. It examines care from the perspectives of children, parents and care workers. It also takes an historical perspective. The discussion is situated in an analysis of economic, social and political change, from modernity to late modernity. It focuses on four key issues: the conceptualisation of care; how care translates its public policy; the nature of the care relationship; how care might be transformed in the future.
Rethinking Children's Care will be of interest to students of childhood studies, the sociology of childhood and child welfare. It is also directly relevant to policy makers, trainers and researchers as well as practitioners involved in children's care. .

Introduction: Concepts, relationships and policies
Care and the development of social policy
Getting beyond childcare reflections on recent policy and future possibilities The care of the illegitimate child
the Coram experience 1900-50 Social pedagogy an historical account of care and education as social control
An historical perspective on changing childcare policy
Explorations in formal care Men in the nursery
Caring for children in need the case of sponsored day care Mother, teacher, nurse? how childminders define their role Promoting children's health through nursing care
Care and family life
Care-giving and independence in four generation families
Concepts of care and children's contribution to family life
Conclusion: Some thoughts on re-thinking children's care
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ISBN: 9780335209873
ISBN-10: 0335209874
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2002
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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