This volume looks at the social and intellectual forces which the child encounters in class-room and playground from the parent’s point of view. School and home are seen as the separate yet overlapping worlds of childhood – for some children more uncompromisingly separated than for others. In the social development of the child, school functions as a link between the kinds of demands (and immunities) which are characteristic of family life, and those which the child will discover in the wider society of adulthood. The authors provide a meeting-point for developmental psychology, sociology and education, to the illumination of all three. There is a concern with the daily life of ‘ordinary’children in ‘ordinary’ families. School reluctance – rather than the more clinical school phobia or truancy – is delicately probed. The back-up that parents provide at home, directly or indirectly, is objectively evaluated, yet with empathy for parents’ and teachers’ anxieties about their roles.
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John Newson (1925-2010) is co-author of The Family and the Handicapped Child: A Study of Cerebral Palsied Children in Their Homes and Infant Care in an Urban Community. He was a professor of psychology at the University of Nottingham. In addition he was the first chair of the developmental psychology section of the British Psychological Society.
Elizabeth Newson (1929-2014) is the co-author of The Family and the Handicapped Child: A Study of Cerebral Palsied Children in Their Homes and Infant Care in an Urban Community. She was a professor of psychology at the University of Nottingham. She was also named an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0041360176