Champions for Children: The Lives of Modern Child Care Pioneers - Revised Edition

Champions for Children: The Lives of Modern Child Care Pioneers - Revised Edition

by Bob Holman

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Champions for Children: The Lives of Modern Child Care Pioneers - Revised Edition by Bob Holman


Many books have been written about Victorian child-care pioneers, but few biographical studies have been published about recent innovators in this crucial field. In the revised edition of this classic book, Bob Holman looks at the lives of six inspirational individuals who made significant contributions to the well-being of disadvantaged children over the course of the twentieth century. Providing an engaging account of his own life—which has been dedicated to improving the lives of children—he makes recommendations for policy and services geared toward tackling family and child poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447309147
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Bob Holman was professor of social administration at the University of Bath and later established a child care community project on a council estate where he lived and worked for twenty-five years.

Table of Contents


Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Eleanor Rathbone (1872–1946)
2. Marjory Allen (1897–1976)
3. Barbara Kahan (1920–2000)
4. John Stroud (1923–89)
5. Clare Winnicott (1906–84)
6. Peter Townsend (1928–2009)
7. Bob Holman (1936– ): A child care participant living through the changes
8. Past, present and future
9. Epilogue

Bibliography
Index

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