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Don't Touch!: The Educational Story of a Panic (Paperback)
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Don't Touch!: The Educational Story of a Panic (Paperback)

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Paperback 172 Pages / Published: 19/03/2008
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This book explores the problems involved in `touching' children in an educational environment. It uses real-life examples taken from groundbreaking research into the mentality of today's risk culture, and highlights a maddening state of affairs in which ordinary well-meaning professionals feel they cannot offer even very young children basic levels of comforting or affection.

This fascinating and long-overdue book examines the `no-touch' pandemic in early years settings, by use of extensive interviews with practitioners, parents and pupils, which:

outline the confusion experienced by many in knowing if, when and how to touch and the more recent backlash by those who attempted to buck the trend suggest why this issue is important now (for example, at a time when men are being encouraged to work in early years settings) consider explanations such as panic, risk, society and fear.

This book also examines and explains where the law stands on these issues, and keeps its key focus on practice throughout; representing an unsensationalized and sensible approach to an issue that causes so much professional anxiety, and it will be welcomed by the entire teaching profession, child care professionals, along with academics and researchers within education and the social sciences.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415420082
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This very timely and worthwhile book deals with the 'moral panic' about professional adults and touch in school education... (it) explores one aspect that will make a difference and should be read by both professionals and policymakers. I applaud it. At around GBP20 it is worth every penny." -- ESCalate

"This is an extremely well-written book. The prologue clearly lays out the chapters and different contributors; the structure is effective with the different case studies demonstrating the increasing absurdity and inapplicability of the existing implicit `no touching' policy in existence in many schools/systems in England (and elsewhere). The comprehensive endnotes and references provided sufficient assistance in helping the reader gain an understanding of the content...The quotes that were included from some of the interview participants and from other references were, I thought, carefully selected and most appropriate."--Ruth Rees, Education Review (July 2009)

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