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Underpinning knowledge for child care practice: reconsidering child development theory.

Taylor, C. (2004) Underpinning knowledge for child care practice: reconsidering child development theory. Child & Family Social Work, 9 (3). pp. 225-235. ISSN 1365-2206

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Abstract

Child development theory has come to be regarded as essential underpinning knowledge for social work practice, a view reinforced by the current research-minded agenda. Practitioners are enjoined to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of child development but in this paper it is argued that this agenda requires more scrutiny if social workers are going to engage more meaningfully with the child development literature and use it in a critical and reflexive way in their practice. To this end some key messages drawn from critical approaches to developmental psychology, a literature to date largely unrecognized by social work, are examined for their relevance to practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Child & Family Social Work
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 3397
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2008 09:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:31
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3397

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