Taking Action for Looked After Children in School

A knowledge exchange programme

  • Catherine Carroll
  • Claire Cameron
Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC) is a knowledge exchange programme to support the development of practice in schools and expand the evidence base, with the aim of improving outcomes for children in care. Here PALAC’s leading researchers summarize the evidence, with numerous case studies, and reflect on its implications.
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A knowledge exchange programme

  • Catherine Carroll
  • Claire Cameron
Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC) is a knowledge exchange programme to support the development of practice in schools and expand the evidence base, with the aim of improving outcomes for children in care. Here PALAC’s leading researchers summarize the evidence, with numerous case studies, and reflect on its implications.

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Parenting

Responsibilities, risks and respect

  • Carol Vincent
This lecture argues that there is a need for researchers and practitioners to deconstruct understandings of what constitutes ‘good’ parental behaviour in relation to educational settings, and instead to engage with the diversity of perspectives which families from different social class and ethnic groups bring to the education of their children.
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Responsibilities, risks and respect

  • Carol Vincent
This lecture argues that there is a need for researchers and practitioners to deconstruct understandings of what constitutes ‘good’ parental behaviour in relation to educational settings, and instead to engage with the diversity of perspectives which families from different social class and ethnic groups bring to the education of their children.

Price: £5.00

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Ordinary Families?

Learning about families and parenting from normative studies

  • Marjorie Smith
Drawing on the stories told by ‘ordinary’ parents and children in order to learn more about how families function, Professor Smith illustrates how studies of representative samples of families, or normative studies, offer the potential to investigate family impacts and influences on children who are not flourishing.
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Learning about families and parenting from normative studies

  • Marjorie Smith
Drawing on the stories told by ‘ordinary’ parents and children in order to learn more about how families function, Professor Smith illustrates how studies of representative samples of families, or normative studies, offer the potential to investigate family impacts and influences on children who are not flourishing.

Price: £5.00

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Fathers and Sons

In and About Education

  • Philip Garner
  • Peter Clough
Explores a range of themes arising from fathers’ engagement with – or alienation from – their children’s schooling. This book examines their participation in a variety of school situations, based on their own words. Their accounts offer insights into a hidden world and reveal a complex variety of expectations, alienation, and soul-searching.
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In and About Education

  • Philip Garner
  • Peter Clough
Explores a range of themes arising from fathers’ engagement with – or alienation from – their children’s schooling. This book examines their participation in a variety of school situations, based on their own words. Their accounts offer insights into a hidden world and reveal a complex variety of expectations, alienation, and soul-searching.

Price: £19.99

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Residential Child Care and Its Alternatives

International Perspectives

  • Friedhelm Peters
Child and youth care needs to be professionalised. This text discusses policies, theory and societal developments such as transforming government services for children; UK’s contribution to child care research and policy development; and a holistic approach to child welfare.
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International Perspectives

  • Friedhelm Peters
Child and youth care needs to be professionalised. This text discusses policies, theory and societal developments such as transforming government services for children; UK’s contribution to child care research and policy development; and a holistic approach to child welfare.

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Going to University from Care

  • Sonia Jackson
  • Sarah Ajayi
  • Margaret Quigley
This book is the final report of a study that investigated groups of young people entering higher education from a care background. It suggests ways of improving financial, practical and emotional support for these students.
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  • Sonia Jackson
  • Sarah Ajayi
  • Margaret Quigley
This book is the final report of a study that investigated groups of young people entering higher education from a care background. It suggests ways of improving financial, practical and emotional support for these students.

Price: £9.99

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The Knowledge: How to get the information you need out of computers and information systems

A practical guide for children’s social services

  • Mike Gatehouse
  • June Statham
  • Harriet Ward
This is a practical guide for children’s social services that will help departments identify their information technology needs and commission better systems.
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A practical guide for children’s social services

  • Mike Gatehouse
  • June Statham
  • Harriet Ward
This is a practical guide for children’s social services that will help departments identify their information technology needs and commission better systems.

Price: £7.95

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Activating Participation

Parents and Teachers Working Towards Partnership

  • Gill Crozier
  • Diane Reay
This book collects together important research on parents and carers involvement in the education of their children. The contributors stress the importance of dialog and action between teachers and parents so that parents actively share in making the right decisions about their children s educational experience. They explore the challenges this presents for both the teachers and the parents in achieving such partnerships.Participatory democracy at grass roots level is hugely complex, especially in diverse society. This book seeks to develop the empirical and theoretical understanding of parent-school relationships and participatory democracy. By researching aspects of this problematic dynamic, it provides approaches for constructive policy and practice. New research into home-school relations, for example, will support teachers in developing their strategies for securing parent participation. Key factors that affect parents participation are identified, such as the experiences of mothers, and issues relating to social class and race, and these are taken into account in discussing parents role in school. What is feasible, what is appropriate and what is desirable? “Activating Participation” offers some of the answers.The book is for teachers, policy makers, superintendants and for advisers counselors and practitioners. It is also of important reading for students of teaching, child development, social policy, sociology, and gender studies. The contributors include the editors and Miriam David, Jane Martin, Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Barbara Walker and Maggie Maclure, Anne Phillips, and Heidi Safia Mirza.
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Parents and Teachers Working Towards Partnership

  • Gill Crozier
  • Diane Reay
This book collects together important research on parents and carers involvement in the education of their children. The contributors stress the importance of dialog and action between teachers and parents so that parents actively share in making the right decisions about their children s educational experience. They explore the challenges this presents for both the teachers and the parents in achieving such partnerships.Participatory democracy at grass roots level is hugely complex, especially in diverse society. This book seeks to develop the empirical and theoretical understanding of parent-school relationships and participatory democracy. By researching aspects of this problematic dynamic, it provides approaches for constructive policy and practice. New research into home-school relations, for example, will support teachers in developing their strategies for securing parent participation. Key factors that affect parents participation are identified, such as the experiences of mothers, and issues relating to social class and race, and these are taken into account in discussing parents role in school. What is feasible, what is appropriate and what is desirable? “Activating Participation” offers some of the answers.The book is for teachers, policy makers, superintendants and for advisers counselors and practitioners. It is also of important reading for students of teaching, child development, social policy, sociology, and gender studies. The contributors include the editors and Miriam David, Jane Martin, Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Barbara Walker and Maggie Maclure, Anne Phillips, and Heidi Safia Mirza.

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Support Foster Care

Developing a short-break service for children in need

  • Margaret Greenfields
  • June Statham
This text examines barriers such as legal and resourcing issues that deter local authorities from establishing support foster care schemes. This text presents a comprehensive picture of the challenges of maintaining a support foster care scheme and the lessons that can be learned for future schemes.
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Developing a short-break service for children in need

  • Margaret Greenfields
  • June Statham
This text examines barriers such as legal and resourcing issues that deter local authorities from establishing support foster care schemes. This text presents a comprehensive picture of the challenges of maintaining a support foster care scheme and the lessons that can be learned for future schemes.

Price: £7.95

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Improving Services to Black and Ethnic Minority Children and their Families

Four demonstration projects under Quality Protects

  • Mano Candappa
This descriptive study of four demonstration projects will guide future work in delivering appropriate services to black and ethnic minority children. It discusses issues of structure, process and resourcing of the projects, and raises implications for policy and practice.
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Four demonstration projects under Quality Protects

  • Mano Candappa
This descriptive study of four demonstration projects will guide future work in delivering appropriate services to black and ethnic minority children. It discusses issues of structure, process and resourcing of the projects, and raises implications for policy and practice.

Price: £7.95

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