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Changing families, changing childhoods: changing schools?

Cline, Tony; Crafter, Sarah; de Abreu, Guida and O'Dell, Lindsay (2009). Changing families, changing childhoods: changing schools? Pastoral Care in Education, 27(1) pp. 29–39.

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This paper reports key findings from a study of young people's engagement in 'atypical' activities in their families. The project focused on young caring and language brokering as two roles that are not assumed to be 'normal' activities for children and young people. The findings presented are from a survey of 1002 young people and from one-to-one interviews with a sample selected from the survey sample. The voices of young people in the interview study are used in the paper to illustrate the diverse range of childhood experiences. The paper discusses some of the ways in which pastoral systems in schools can take account of diverse childhoods and family needs more effectively than they have done in the past.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Routledge
ISSN: 0264-3944
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Education and Language Studies
Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 20571
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 14:31
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 12:36
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