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Making ‘youth publics’ and ‘neuro-citizens’: critical geographies of contemporary educational practice in the Uk

Jessica Pykett

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter considers two trends in contemporary teaching and learning practice in the UK: citizenship education and various guises of brain training and neuroeducation. The chapter explores how ... More


Developing research mindedness in learning cultures

Brid Featherstone, Sue White, and Kate Morris

in Re-imagining child protection: Towards humane social work with families

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447308027
eISBN:
9781447312000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308027.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Research itself, or rather ideas about it and how it should properly be conducted, constitute sites of contestation and struggle with very high stakes. Research and what counts as valid knowledge are ... More


Rescuing the infant brain

Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley

in Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'saving' Children and Why

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447324096
eISBN:
9781447324119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter turns to the latest diagnosis of the problem that early intervention aims to address, focusing on the quality of parenting and infant brain development. It explores how brain claims came ... More


Reclaiming the future: alternative visions

Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley

in Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'saving' Children and Why

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447324096
eISBN:
9781447324119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses how the misrepresentation and misinterpretation of neuroscience conceal the deeply political and moral nature of decisions about what is best for children. The current early ... More


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