'Caution children crossing ahead': Child protection education with pre-service teachers using a strengths approach

Fenton, Angela (2008) 'Caution children crossing ahead': Child protection education with pre-service teachers using a strengths approach. In: Bottrell, Dorothy, and Gabrielle, Meagher, (eds.) Communities and change: selected papers. Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 211-238.

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This paper examines issues relating to child protection education for pre-service teachers and outline findings to date, from Phase one of the doctoral research of the author, into the use and potential of the Strengths Approach (McCashen, 2005) in this area of education. Although widely used in social work and therapeutic situations, the Strengths Approach is relatively unknown within the education sector. Review of the literature, however, would suggest there are interdisciplinary possibilities with the approach and that education students particularly may find it a useful tool in teaching child protection education. This paper examines the interplay of early research findings with the significant practical and moral demands of child protection education for pre-service teachers. Intrinsic to the research are the possible collaborations and partnerships between social work and education presented by the application of strengths approaches.

Item ID: 24038
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-920898-84-7
Keywords: strengths approach, early childhood teacher education, child protection
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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 00:36
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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