Schooling, Welfare, and Parental Responsibility

Schooling, Welfare, and Parental Responsibility

by Michael Wyness
     
 

Issues of child protection, child abuse and delinquency have generated public and academic concerns over the ability of adults to underwrite the physical, moral and social welfare of children. At the same time, recent educational reform has provoked debate around the shifting balance of power between those most involved in child development - parents and teachers.… See more details below

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Issues of child protection, child abuse and delinquency have generated public and academic concerns over the ability of adults to underwrite the physical, moral and social welfare of children. At the same time, recent educational reform has provoked debate around the shifting balance of power between those most involved in child development - parents and teachers. This book brings these two agenda together within a coherent theoretical framework and offers an empirical analysis grounded in perspectives of both parents and teachers. The book draws on recent British, European and North American research and provides the reader with an up-to-date account of the current state of affairs between parents and teachers. Within a context of recent educational and social policy reform and drawing on interview material from parents and teachers, the author examines the common understandings of the concept of parental responsibility. Debates on sex education, the 'interventionist' welfare state, and the current state of parental anxiety are explored through the accounts provided. Schooling, Welfare and Parental Responsibility is an eminently readable synthesis of theory, policy and empirical data and will be essential reading for students, teachers and welfare practitioners.

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Drawing on recent British, European, and North American research, Wyness (sociology, Nene College, Scotland) provides an account of the current state of affairs between parents and teachers on the matter of the physical, moral, and social welfare of children. Interview material gleaned from parents and teachers is used to illuminate common understandings of the concept of parental responsibility, as well as sex education, the "interventionist" welfare state, and the current state of parental anxiety. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780750704373
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Series:
New Prospects Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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