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ERIC Number: EJ862049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Lessons from the History of Education for a "Century of the Child at Risk"
Lohmann, Ingrid; Mayer, Christine
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v45 n1-2 p1-16 2009
This introductory article provides the conceptual framework to integrate the following international contributions and their various historical, regional, institutional and cultural contexts. It does so by focusing mainly on three aspects: (1) Childhood and youth as social constructs, the varying classifications of these life phases, their concomitant ambivalences, tensions and social expectations, and the potential for conflict and risk these create. (2) The history and usage of the term, "at risk"--a designation currently in widespread use despite (or because of) its excessively broad and fuzzy connotations. (3) The reconfiguration of childhood triggered by the normative construction of bourgeois childhood development, especially with a view to the procedures of normalisation and conceptions of normality that emerged in Western thought on this field. (Contains 60 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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