When Science Encounters the Child: Education, Parenting, & Child Welfare in 20th-Century America

When Science Encounters the Child: Education, Parenting, & Child Welfare in 20th-Century America

by Barbara Beatty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807746916

ISBN-13: 9780807746912

Pub. Date: 07/19/2006

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This provocative volume takes a critical look at how psychology and the social sciences have been applied to the lives of children, particularly in education, parenting, and child welfare. Contributions by senior scholars and promising new voices offer fresh, balanced perspectives on key questions: What role has science played in perpetuating discrimination and

Overview

This provocative volume takes a critical look at how psychology and the social sciences have been applied to the lives of children, particularly in education, parenting, and child welfare. Contributions by senior scholars and promising new voices offer fresh, balanced perspectives on key questions: What role has science played in perpetuating discrimination and inequality among different groups of children? How has science been employed in the politics of program formulation, advocacy, and funding? How has science been used to justify the practices of child professionals? How have parents and children responded to scientific ventures designed to "help" them?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807746912
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
07/19/2006
Series:
Reflective History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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