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ERIC Number: ED118274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 13
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The Professional's Role and Perspectives on Child Abuse.
Riscalla, Louise Mead
This paper explores some of the ways in which professionals inadvertently or deliberately abuse children and perpetuate child abuse: (1) harassment and rejection of children by school personnel, leading to truancy or dropping out; (2) treatment of psychological disturbances which do not warrant outside help: (3) the pressures from teachers, parents, or psychologists obsessed by marks or by IQ scores and achievement tests; (4) continued use of various forms of discipline; (5) the deleterious consequences of labelling children in special education; (6) the harmful consequences of extreme forms of children's rights legislation; and (7) court punishment of abused children by removing them from their homes without considering the child's feelings or the adequacy of the foster homes in which they are placed. It is argued that children have the moral and legal right to be considered persons. (ED)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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