Child, family and community

Percival, Julie ORCID logoORCID:, Renwick, Anne and Sealey, Emmy (2019) Child, family and community. In: Beckley, Pat, (ed.) Supporting vulnerable children in the early years: practical guidance and strategies for working with children at risk. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, UK, pp. 228-254. Full text not available from this repository.

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This chapter considers how everyday experiences and practice choices shape our understanding of vulnerability. Reviewing our thinking and our practice should lead us to consider the ways in which children, families and communities are strong and capable on their own terms. Respectful practice starts with an acknowledgement of the multifaceted lives children lead – that being vulnerable to disadvantage and adversity does not preclude being strong and capable in other facets of life. The following working definition underpins the content of this chapter: Discourse: A way of talking and thinking about a subject that is united by common assumptions and serves to shape people’s understanding of and actions towards that subject. (Giddens and Sutton, 2014, p. 4)

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781785922374
Departments: Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education
Additional Information: Chapter 14 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2023 15:26
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2023 15:27
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