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Challenging the politics of early intervention : who's 'saving' children and why

Author: Val Gillies; Rosalind Edwards; Nicola Horsley
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2018.
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So often, the ills of society are blamed on negligent parenting, leading to the development of social service policies built around the concept of early intervention. Interrogating this concept, this work explores the history of our understanding of children, family, and parenting, and its implications for society. With a particular focus on the intersection of brain science and social policy, the authors challenge  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Val Gillies; Rosalind Edwards; Nicola Horsley
ISBN: 9781447324119 1447324110
OCLC Number: 1132109071
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 14 juin 2018).
Publié précédemment en version imprimée : 2017.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne : illustrations, fichiers HTML
Contents: The politics of early intervention and evidence;Citizens of the future;Rescuing the infant brain;In whose best interests?;Case studies of interests at play;Saving children;Reproducing inequalities;Reclaiming the future: alternative visions.
Responsibility: Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley.


A vital challenge to the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years, underpinned by interpretations of brain science, is the way to  Read more...


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"A compelling critique of contemporary developments in early intervention. Beautifully written and rigorously researched this book deserves a wide audience." Brigid Featherstone, University of Read more...

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