Champions for Children: The Lives of Modern Child Care Pioneers - Revised Edition

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Many books have been written about Victorian child-care pioneers, but few biographical studies have been published about recent innovators in this crucial field. In the revised edition of this classic book, Bob Holman looks at the lives of six inspirational individuals who made significant contributions to the well-being of disadvantaged children over the course of the twentieth century. Providing an engaging account of his own life—which has been dedicated to improving the lives of children—he makes ...

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Champions for children, revised edition: The lives of modern child care pioneers

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Overview

Many books have been written about Victorian child-care pioneers, but few biographical studies have been published about recent innovators in this crucial field. In the revised edition of this classic book, Bob Holman looks at the lives of six inspirational individuals who made significant contributions to the well-being of disadvantaged children over the course of the twentieth century. Providing an engaging account of his own life—which has been dedicated to improving the lives of children—he makes recommendations for policy and services geared toward tackling family and child poverty.

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Editorial Reviews

Christian Socialist
“Holman's literary eulogy to his champions is a recommended read for anyone like me who has a background of working with children or who is involved in campaigning for their rights. It is as enlightening as it is interesting and this is another reason why many others, students and social readers alike, will enjoy this fine book.” 
Extra Mile
“It should be essential reading on every social work course, for the professional needs to understand what has been lost, but also to gain a vision for what would be possible if we learn from what has been contributed. Buy this book. Read it, and give it to others to read. It encourages and inspires.” 
Christian Socialist

“Holman's literary eulogy to his champions is a recommended read for anyone like me who has a background of working with children or who is involved in campaigning for their rights. It is as enlightening as it is interesting and this is another reason why many others, students and social readers alike, will enjoy this fine book.” 

Extra Mile

“It should be essential reading on every social work course, for the professional needs to understand what has been lost, but also to gain a vision for what would be possible if we learn from what has been contributed. Buy this book. Read it, and give it to others to read. It encourages and inspires.” 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447309147
  • Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Holman was professor of social administration at the University of Bath and later established a child care community project on a council estate where he lived and worked for twenty-five years.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Eleanor Rathbone (1872–1946)
2. Marjory Allen (1897–1976)
3. Barbara Kahan (1920–2000)
4. John Stroud (1923–89)
5. Clare Winnicott (1906–84)
6. Peter Townsend (1928–2009)
7. Bob Holman (1936– ): A child care participant living through the changes
8. Past, present and future
9. Epilogue

Bibliography
Index

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