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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.
|Publisher:||Bristol University Press|
|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
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