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Connecting Children

Care and Family Life in Later Childhood

By Kalwant Bhopal, Julia Brannen, Ellen Heptinstall

Routledge – 2000 – 240 pages

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Description

Connecting Children focuses on children's understandings of care and their views of different family lives. It portrays the lives of children aged 11-12 and shows how families connect children in different ways both in the household but also in their wider kinship networks. The children studied reflect upon family life and especially upon situations where their own family lives change dramatically, such as when parents divorce or are unable to care for them.

This book will be of interest to those working in education, social work, child care, counselling, social policy and childhood studies.

Reviews

'Provides excellent detail of children's relationships from a qualitative perspective.' - Professor Hill, Child and Society Centre, Glasgow University

'Ultimately … the value of the book lies in the richness of diversity suggested by the children themselves. Hopefully the authors are making these personal accounts of young lives accessible to a much wider audience …' - Nicola Madge, Children & Society

Name: Connecting Children: Care and Family Life in Later Childhood (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Kalwant Bhopal, Julia Brannen, Ellen Heptinstall. Connecting Children focuses on children's understandings of care and their views of different family lives. It portrays the lives of children aged 11-12 and shows how families connect children in different ways both in the household but also in...
Categories: Childhood, Sociology of Education, Social Policy