The New Handbook of Children's Rights

Comparative Policy and Practice

Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415250351

Category: Law

Page: 433

View: 9294


The new edition of this well established handbook provides up-to-date information on a topic of increasing importance across a range of disciplines and practices. It covers: * the debate concerning children's rights and developments in rights provision over the last twenty years * the impact of recent British legislation on children's rights in key areas such as education, social and welfare services and criminal justice * the key provisions of the UN Convention and Human Rights Act * recent policy proposals and initiatives in the British setting intended to establish and promote rights for children and young people * the rights claims of particular groups of children, for example children who are carers or children who are disabled * children's claims for particular rights such as the right to space, to sex education and citizenship * the ways in which the voices of children and young people are or might be articulated more clearly in policy debates and other arenas * issues and developments in Europe, Scandinavia and China. The New Handbook of Children's Rights offers a comprehensive and radical appraisal of the field which will be invaluable to students and professionals alike.

Understanding Advocacy For Children And Young People

Author: Boylan, Jane,Dalrymple, Jane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335223737

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 8721


Presenting children and young people's advocacy as an exciting, radical and constantly developing way of working, Boylan and Dalrymple explore its controversial and challenging nature through a comprehensive examination of the theory and practice of advocacy.

Children's Rights 0-8

Promoting participation in education and care

Author: Mallika Kanyal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317806549

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 632


Children's Rights explores the relevance of children's participatory rights in education, particularly at a time when there are competing demands in meeting the rigid curriculum frameworks whilst taking into account children's entitlement to participate in matters affecting their lives. It engages with theoretical and practical models of participation with an aim to support reflective practice. The chapters are informed by wider academic debates and examples from research and everyday practice in early year settings, making it an accessible read for students, practitioners as well as researchers.

Rethinking Children's Rights

Attitudes in Contemporary Society

Author: Phil Jones,Sue Welch,Susan Welch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847063241

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 9246


Explores attitudes towards and experiences of children's rights in light of current developments, and considers the future impact that the current changes will have. >

Law and Childhood Studies

Current Legal Issues

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191639524

Category: Law

Page: 608

View: 1187


Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at Univesity College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Childhood Studies, the fourteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and childhood studies scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines, it addresses the key issues informing current debates.

Private Law and Human Rights

Bringing Home Rights in Scotland and South Africa

Author: Visser D P Reid Elspeth

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684182

Category: Law

Page: 577

View: 3740


A comparative investigation into the revolution in private law in the era of human rights Scotland and South Africa are mixed jurisdictions, combining features of common law and civil law traditions. Over the last decade a shared feature in both Scotland and South Africa has been a new and intense focus on human rights. In Scotland the European Convention on Human Rights now constitutes an important element in the foundation of all domestic law. Similarly, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, adopted in 1996, has as its cornerstone a Bill of Rights that binds not only the legislature, the executive, the judiciary and all organs of state, but also private parties. Of course the "constitutional moments" from which these documents sprang were very different and the Scottish and South African experience in some aspects could not be more dissimilar. Yet in many respects the parallels are close and compelling. This book, written by experts from both jurisdictions, examines exactly how human-rights provisions influence private law, looking at all branches of the subject. Moreover, it gives a unique perspective by comparing the approach in these kindred legal systems, thus providing a benchmark for both.

Moral Agendas For Children's Welfare

Author: Michael King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134679807

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 7078


Moral Agendas for Children's Welfare examines the roles played by politics, religion, ethics, aesthetics, law and science in identifying children's needs and rights and critically analyses existing child welfare policies. Five sections cover the following Agendas: * Philosophical and Psychoanalytical * Psychological and Sociological * Religious * Social Policy * Child Protection. Moral Agendas for Children's Welfare will provide invaluable reading for students in law, social work and policy and sociology and professionals in welfare, health care and law.

The SAGE handbook of qualitative research in psychology

Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781412907804

Category: Psychology

Page: 631

View: 4833


The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies and research issues in psychology, combining “how-to-do-it” summaries with an examination of historical and theoretical foundations. Examples from recent research are used to illustrate how each method has been applied, the data analyzed and insights gained. Chapters provide a “state of the art” review, take stock of what's been achieved so far and map trajectories for future developments. As such, the book will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come. The Handbook is divided into three main sections: Part 1: Methods contains fourteen chapters on methodological approaches, ranging from established ones like Ethnography and Grounded Theory to more recent ones such as Memory Work. Part 2: Perspectives & Techniques includes chapters on Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research, key alternative standpoints such as Feminism, the use of computer technologies and the internet in qualitative research. Part 3: Applications reviews qualitative methods applied to13 sub-disciplines ranging from Cognitive to Post-colonial Psychology. Intended Audience This volume will be an excellent reference resource for advanced students, lecturers and researchers who have a wish or need to learn about trends and developments related to qualitative research in psychology.

Child Welfare and Social Policy

An Essential Reader

Author: Harry Hendrick

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 558

View: 3484


This book provides an essential one-stop introduction to the key concepts, issues, policies and practices affecting child welfare, with particular emphasis on the changing nature of the relationship between child welfare and social policy. No other book brings together such a wide selection of material to form an attractive and indispensable teaching and learning resource. Child welfare and social policy provides readers with an historical overview of child welfare in England and Wales; high quality contributions from leading authorities in the field; discursive introductions to each section that set individual chapters in the broader context of childhood studies and case study material to bring discussions to life.Key topics covered include morality and child welfare; relations between law, medicine, social work, social theory and child welfare; children's rights and democratic citizenship and children as raw material for 'social investment'.Child welfare and social policy is invaluable reading for students and academics in social policy, sociology, education and social work. It is also a useful resource for health and social work professionals wishing to follow current debates in theory and practice.

Social Policy for Social Work

Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137166096

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 777


Social Policy for Social Work provides a comprehensive, critical and engaging introduction to social policy for students and practitioners of social work. The text is clearly structured into three parts that cover contexts, policies and issues. The first part explores changing perspectives on social policy and social work and provides an introduction to the broad range of specific policy aspects discussed in part two which include: social security health and community care family and child care criminal justice. Part three focuses on key issues such as tackling divisions and inequalities, the control of services including empowering people receiving services, and future policy trends. Additionally, appendices provide a key to common abbreviations, dates of the main legislation and internet addresses of main information sources on policy and research. Illustrations from practice are included throughout to highlight implications for social work practice. The text focuses on contemporary Britain but also draws examples from European, global and historical contexts wherever appropriate. This exceptional text demonstrates clearly the relevance and implications of social policy for social work practice. It is an essential and practical resource for all students and practitioners in the welfare field.

International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture

Author: Kirsten Drotner,Sonia Livingstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 4632


This essential volume brings together the work of internationally-renowned researchers, each experts in their field, in order to capture the diversity of children and young people's media cultures around the world. Why are the media such a crucial part of children's daily lives? Are they becoming more important, more influential, and in what ways? Or does a historical perspective reveal how past media have long framed children's cultural horizons or, perhaps, how families - however constituted - have long shaped the ways children relate to media? In addressing such questions, the contributors present detailed empirical cases to uncover how children weave together diverse forms and technologies to create a rich symbolic tapestry which, in turn, shapes their social relationships. At the same time, many concerns - even public panics - arise regarding children's engagement with media, leading the contributors also to inquire into the risky or problematic aspects of today's highly mediated world. Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends. Each chapter provides a clear orientation for new readers to the main debates and core issues addressed, combined with a depth of analysis and argumentation to stimulate the thinking of advanced students and established scholars. Since children and young people are a focus of study across different disciplines, the volume is thoroughly multi-disciplinary. Yet since children and young people are all too easily neglected by these same disciplines, this volume hopes to accord their interests and concerns they surely merit.

Social Work

Themes, Issues and Critical Debates

Author: Robert Adams,Lena Dominelli,Malcolm Payne

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 2510


The long awaited new edition of this hugely popular text has been heavily revised to reflect the current needs of students on the first year of their social work degree. With ten new chapters and a wealth of expert contributors, this text looks exclusively and in detail at the topics that matter.

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

The Remaking of Education for a Cosmopolitan Society

Author: Bob Lingard,Jon Nixon,Stewart Ranson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441165428

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 7990


Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.

Children, Young People and Social Inclusion

Participation for What?

Author: E. Kay M. Tisdall,John M. Davis,Malcolm Hill,Alan Prout

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2015


Social inclusion and participation have become policy mantras in the UK and Europe. As these concepts are being translated, it is a critical time to examine their interpretation, implementation and impacts. This book asks how far and in what way social inclusion policies are meeting the rights of children and people.

Social Care Practice in Context

Author: Malcolm Payne

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113714369X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4529


In this clear and insightful book, best selling author Malcolm Payne analyses the major elements of social care practice, explaining how caring and social work skills and values are crucial to effective social care. Through theory, research evidence and skill development, Payne identifies the varying contexts in which social care takes place, the agencies that provide it and the relationships at its heart. The book explains the key practical social care skills: • How to be receptive to users' and carers' own understanding of their needs • How to develop continuity in service provision • How to use effective interpersonal engagement with users and carers to ensure a positive future for them in which they have as much control over their care as possible • How to work in partnership with colleagues and other agencies With practice and case examples, research boxes, further reading and reflection activities, this book is a stimulating read for social work and community care students and practitioners.

Children Caring for Parents with Mental Illness

Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals

Author: Jo Aldridge,Saul Becker

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 9030


Little is known about the experiences of children living in families affected by severe and enduring mental illness. This is the first in-depth study of children and young people caring for parents affected in this way. Drawing on primary research data collected from 40 families, the book presents the perspectives of children (young carers), their parents and the key professionals in contact with them. Children caring for parents with mental illness makes an invaluable contribution to the growing evidence base on parental mental illness and outcomes for children. It:·[vbTab]is the first research-based text to examine the experiences and needs of children caring for parents with severe mental illness;·[vbTab]provides the perspectives of children, parents and key professionals in contact with these families;·[vbTab]reviews existing medical, social, child protection and young carers literatures on parental mental illness and consequences for children; ·[vbTab]provides a chronology and guide to relevant law and policy affecting young carers and parents with severe mental illness;·[vbTab]makes concrete recommendations and suggestions for improving policy and professional practice;·[vbTab]contributes to the growing evidence base on parental mental illness and outcomes for children and families.

Research Methods in Early Childhood

An Introductory Guide

Author: Deborah Albon,Penny Mukherji

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited


Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 2987


'How I wish I'd had a book like this when I first started my career as a researcher into early years education and care! There's something for everyone, and I wholeheartedly commend it to those embarking upon, or wishing to extend their knowledge of, early childhood research; - Professor Emeritus Janet Moyles, Early Years & Play Consultant 'This text covers an excellent range of issues. In particular, the mix of academic background to topics and practical application will make it an excellent resource for students' - Damien Fitzgerald, Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Sheffield Hallam University This highly engaging and easy-to-read introductory text is tailored to meet the needs of early childhood students. It includes practical examples of research with and about young children and babies, and encourages the reader to take an interactive approach. By offering clear guidance on research methods, as well as advice on how to develop skills as a researcher, the book takes students step-by-step through the process of doing a research project and provides a detailed grounding in the subject. The book covers: - an introduction to research methodology - various approaches to research, including action research - designing a questionnaire - carrying out observations and interviews - undertaking a piece of independent research from start to finish - understanding and critiquing the research of others - ethical issues in early childhood research - real life examples of how to tackle different aspects of research The authors break down the content into four main sections: Paradigms and Principles; Approaches to Research; Methods; Carrying out a Research Project. Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, research in focus sections, reflection points, a summary and suggestions for further reading. The language used throughout is accessible, and a full glossary of terms is included. This book is indispensible for all students undertaking research in early childhood. Penny Mukherji and Deborah Albon are both Senior Lecturers in Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University.

Extending Frontiers

Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore

Author: Ngoh Tiong Tan,Kalyani Mehta

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International


Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 7544


This commemorative volume is a landmark volume, celebrating 50 years of professional education in social work in Singapore. the book aims to convey to readers the early history of the department, the status of a selected set of social issues in the Singapore context, as well as provide a bird's eye view of the new frontiers of social work as envisioned by the faculty. Researchers, policymakers and students will gain insights into the development of innovative social work methods, and will find it a useful reference for their own socio-cultural, economic and political contexts.

Malaysian Adolescents

Cognition and Psychosocial

Author: Lihanna Borhan,Fatimah Hashim,Juliana Othman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adolescence

Page: 129

View: 397


A study on cognitive psychology and personality of adolescent in Malaysia.