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Post Category: Child and Family Studies

Below is a list of all posts in the category Child and Family Studies.

Research into schools and children’s services

Monday, 03 June 2013

Further to my recent blogs looking at my research into children, young people’s and family services and schools (on the Professional Gaze and Learning Journeys), I was privileged recently to interview Baroness Beverley Hughes. Prior to her current role as opposition spokesperson in the House of Lords on matters concerning children’s services and schools, Baroness Hughes was Minister for Children and Families from 2005 to 2009. In this role she led the development of radical policies...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Research

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How the ‘professional gaze’ can hinder..

Thursday, 07 March 2013

In my last post I mentioned research I am undertaking and thought it might be useful to expand on how the 'professional gaze' can hinder as well as help in supporting families. This research, also involves understanding how national policy sets the scene or framework in which local authorities, health services, the criminal justice system and voluntary organisations direct their staff and contribute to this notion of 'the professional gaze'. To this end I have interviewed senior figures in the civil service and more recently the former...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Research

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We’re all on a learning journey, and that includes the teaching staff

Friday, 22 February 2013

Alongside my role as the Deputy Programme Manager for our Children, Young People and Family Studies programmes, I am also actively involved in research into how national policy is developed and influences service delivery and families. Thinking about how this work challenges me on a daily basis, I realised that my journey as a researcher parallels those of students here in the Lifelong Learning Centre. As an academic researcher I am constantly confronting my own boundaries in terms of confidence as a writer, how I think in terms of the complexities of issues concerned with engaging with families and communities,...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Learning, Research

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