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When Science Encounters the Child: Education, Parenting, And Child Welfare in 20th-Century America
By Barbara Beatty (editor), Julia Grant (editor) and Emily D. Cahan (editor)
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Publisher Teachers College Pr
Publication date September 30, 2006
Pages 248
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807746912
ISBN-10 0807746916
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $42.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This provocative volume takes a critical look at how the social sciences and psychology in particular have been applied to the lives of children, particularly in education, parenting, and child welfare. Contributions by senior scholars and promising new voices offer fresh, balanced perspectives on key questions: What role has science played in perpetuating discrimination and inequality among different groups of children? How has science been employed in the politics of program formulation, advocacy, and funding? How has science been used to justify the practices of child professionals? How have parents and children responded to scientific ventures designed to "help" them?

Co-edited by a historian of education, a historian of childhood, and a developmental psychologist, this book features:
* An overview of the last centuryÂ’s efforts to understand children by means of scientific methods.
* A cogent examination of how scientific research was translated into programs and policies (such as Universal Pre–K and the No Child Left Behind Act) in response to social needs.
* Enlightening case studies of the intersection of the child sciences with professional and lay practices, children and families, and social reformers.
* Voices of teachers, social workers, and other professionals working with children.

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9780807746912 | details & prices | 248 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $42.95
About: This provocative volume takes a critical look at how the social sciences and psychology in particular have been applied to the lives of children, particularly in education, parenting, and child welfare.

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