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…  See more details below

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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)

Table of Contents

1Toward a socially relevant science : notes on the history of child development research16
2Psychologizing the third R : Hall, Dewey, Thorndike, and progressive era ideas on the learning and teaching of arithmetic35
3The rise of English-only pedagogy : immigrant children, progressive education, and language policy in the United States, 1900-193056
4Raising "precocious" children : from nineteenth-century pathology to twentieth-century potential77
5When physicians and psychologists parted ways : professional turf wars in child study and special education, 1910-192096
6In the voices of delinquents : social science, the Chicago area project, and a boys' culture of casual crime and violence in the 1930s116
7The whole child : social science and race at the White House conference of 1930136
8White teachers and the "black psyche" : interculturalism and the psychology of race in the New York City high schools, 1940-1950157
9The children of Brown : psychology and school desegregation in midcentury America175
10"Training" the baby : mothers' responses to advice literature in the first half of the twentieth century195
11Bringing up boys : science, popular culture, and gender, 1890-1960215
Coda : the sciences of childhood235

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