Contesting Childhood

Contesting Childhood

by Michael Wyness
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750708247

ISBN-13: 9780750708241

Pub. Date: 12/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Traditional models of childhood need reconstructing, especially as children become more active in negotiating the boundaries between themselves and adults. Wyness argues for new, more effective conceptions of childhood, derived from analysis of recent social policy. He interprets legislation and reveals that recent children acts and educational reform exhibit a

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Traditional models of childhood need reconstructing, especially as children become more active in negotiating the boundaries between themselves and adults. Wyness argues for new, more effective conceptions of childhood, derived from analysis of recent social policy. He interprets legislation and reveals that recent children acts and educational reform exhibit a strengthening of the socializing power of adults over children. Most importantly, this book challenges a prevalent underlying conception of children as 'lesser' or 'inferior' versions of adults, a flawed understanding that sill influences policy.

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ISBN-13:
9780750708241
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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