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ERIC Number: EJ937373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
Constructing the Triangle of Care: Power and Professionalism in Practitioner/Parent Relationships
Brooker, Liz
British Journal of Educational Studies, v58 n2 p181-196 2010
This paper draws on recent re-conceptualisations of the notions of "care" and "caring" (Noddings, 1992; Tronto, 1993) to explore data from semi-structured interviews with the parents and key workers for about twenty children under three who were attending two London children's centres. Located in an environment of frequent new policy initiatives, including an advocacy of parental partnership, it seeks to describe the ways that these adults construct their mutual relationships, and the difficulties which may attend this process. Class and cultural differences, as well as conflicting understandings of "professionalism" are shown to inform the development of the "triangle of care", with potential consequences for the care and welfare of the small child on whom the relationship is focused.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)