When Science Encounters the Child: Education, Parenting, & Child Welfare in 20th-Century Americaby Barbara Beatty
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 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?
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