This reader provides a critical perspective on work with children and young people at a time of change. Written by experts with a wide range of academic and professional experience, it examines the ways that ideas inform practice, explores recent changes in the organisation of services, especially moves towards greater integration, and explores what it means to be a critical, reflective practitioner. Covering the whole age range from early years to youth, the book will be relevant to anyone working with children and young people, for example in social work, education, healthcare, youth work, youth justice and leisure services
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Martin Robb is a senior lecturer in the School of Health, Wellbeing, and Social Care at the Open University.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Martin Robb and Rachel Thomson Section one: The conceptual context: Children's perspectives informing professional welfare practice - Maria Eriksson and Keith Pringle The impact of devolution on policies for children in Scotland - Jane Aldgate Walking on egg shells: multiculturalism, gender and domestic violence - Heidi Safia Mirza Theorising development, constructing normal childhoods - Lindsay O'Dell Meeting the needs of pregnant and parenting teenagers using research: pointers for practice - Lisa Arai Children and 'green well fair' - Jane Franklin Section two: The organisational context: Integrated services, inter-professional working and the development of effective practice with children, young people and their families - Barry Luckock Multi-agency practice and professional identity - Anna Souhami Leadership, management and managerialism - Adrian Kelly Professionalism and professionalisation - Andy Rixon Men wanted: gender and the children's workforce - Martin Robb Section three: The personal and professional context: Identities in context: the professional identities of early years workers - Jayne Osgood The making of a good teacher in the twentieth century - Jane Martin Shifting the goalposts: researching pupils at risk of social exclusion - Val Gillies and Yvonne Robinson The personal is political: feminist youth work and intergenerational exchange - Janet Batsleer Crossing and defending boundaries: teachers becoming mothers - Rachel Thomson An alternative holistic practice? Reflection as a tool for understanding the whole self in children and young people's nursing - Sue Higham