Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People: Where Care and Education Meet

Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People: Where Care and Education Meet

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Social pedagogy is an innovative discipline that supports children's upbringing and overall development by focusing on the child as a whole person. It has been described as where education and care meet or as 'education in its broadest sense'. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, principles and practice of social pedagogy and the profession of

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Social pedagogy is an innovative discipline that supports children's upbringing and overall development by focusing on the child as a whole person. It has been described as where education and care meet or as 'education in its broadest sense'. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, principles and practice of social pedagogy and the profession of social pedagogue. With chapters from leading international contributors, it outlines the roots of social pedagogy and its development in Europe, and its role in relation to individuals, groups, communities and societies. Also covered is how it applies in practice to working with children and young people in a variety of settings, including children in care and in need of family support, and its potential future applications. This seminal book on an increasingly important topic will be essential reading for all academics, researchers and practitioners working with children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857002327
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
08/15/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
999 KB

Meet the Author

Claire Cameron is Professor of Social Care and Social Work at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She was previously Reader in Education at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education University of London, UK. She runs and supports research and development projects in relation to children's services, looked after children and social pedagogy. She is part of the team running the government-funded pilot study into the impact of social pedagogy on residential child care in England. Peter Moss is Professor of Early Childhood Provision, also at the Thomas Coram Research Unit. His research interests lie in children's services, the relationship between gender, care and employment, and radical education.
Peter Moss is a Professor at the Faculty of Children and Learning, Thomas Coram Research Unit. He has wide-ranging research interests including services for children, the children’s workforce, democratic practice in children’s services, gender issues in work with children, social pedagogy and radical education. Peter is widely published.
Claire Cameron PhD is Professor of Social Pedagogy and Deputy Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University College London. Previously a social worker, her research contributes to the development of the children's workforce and the quality of life of children and young people attending care and education services, particularly looked after children.
Pat Petrie is Professor of Education at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, UK, where she leads the Centre for Understanding Social Pedagogy (CUSP). Her interests lie in social and educational policy and practice towards children in the UK and elsewhere, with a strong focus on social pedagogy. Her work has included research into play and childcare, services for disabled children and their families, the place of creativity and the arts in social pedagogy, and children in residential and foster care. She is part of the team at the Thomas Coram Research Unit carrying out the Department of Education-funded pilot project investigating the impact of a social pedagogic approach in residential child care. Her publications attract national and international attention.

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