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Author O'Hagan, Kieran.

Title The abuse of women within childcare work / Kieran and Karola Dillenburger
Published Buckingham ; Bristol, Pa. : Open University Press, 1995


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Description v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. The abusive context. 1. A case in point. 2. The problem has not gone away. 3. Women in society: changing roles and responsibilities. 4. The role of theory in childcare work. 5. Abusive childcare systems I. 6. Abusive childcare systems II -- Pt. II. Manifestations. 7. The abuse of power: common experiences for workers and clients. 8. Abuse in action. 9. The abuse of women by avoiding men -- Pt. III. The way ahead. 10. Non-abusive childcare theory. 11. Non-abusive childcare systems. 12. Implications for trainers
Summary Childcare professionals working in childcare agencies predominantly work with women clients. This book identifies and analyses the multiple abuses of women within childcare work. The authors rely on the abundant evidence of such abuse in research, childcare literature, child abuse enquiry reports, and on their combined forty years experience of childcare practice. Although many abuses occur at the point of contact between childcare professionals and women clients, the origins and causes of the abuses often lie elsewhere; in childcare law for example, or in childcare training; in developmental theories, organizational structure, or in too-hastily formulated policies and procedures. Each of these and many more potentially abusive factors are explored; so too are the dilemmas they pose for many professionals who are fully aware of that abusive potential
The authors stress that uncomplicated and not-too-challenging changes can be made to ensure that the abuse of women within childcare systems can be drastically curtailed
Analysis Women Abuse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-213) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Child abuse -- Investigation -- Great Britain.
Child welfare workers -- Professional ethics -- Great Britain.
Mothers -- Abuse of -- Great Britain.
Author Dillenburger, Karola, 1956-
LC no. 95003097
ISBN 0335192610
0335192602 paperback