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Children, young people and social inclusionParticipation for what?$
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Kay Tisdall, John Davis, and Malcolm Hill

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346629

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.001.0001

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From children’s services to children’s spaces

From children’s services to children’s spaces

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(p.179) Ten From children’s services to children’s spaces
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Children, young people and social inclusion
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Peter Moss

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.003.0010

This chapter is about ‘public provisions for children’. This term encompasses a wide range of out-of-home settings where groups of children come together, from schooling, through a range of early childhood, play and out-of-school services as well as group residential settings, to lightly structured spaces for children's outdoor, unsupervised play. This is treated as a dominant understanding in the UK today, producing public provisions as primarily technical and disciplinary undertakings, concerned with regulation, surveillance and normalisation, and instrumental in rationality and purpose. The chapter also considers another social construction with a different rationality and purpose: public provisions understood as ‘children's spaces’. It argues that the meanings people attach to public provisions for children are inextricably linked with social constructions of childhood and our image of the child, which are taken to be contestable subjects produced in the social arena.

Keywords:   early childhood, unsupervised play, public provisions, UK, social constructions

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