|Title||Challenging the politics of early intervention: who's 'saving' children and why|
|Authors||Gillies, V., Edwards, R. and Horsley, N.|
A vital interrogation of the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years is the way to prevent disadvantage. Given the divisive assumptions and essentialist ideas behind early years intervention, in whose interests does it really serve?
This book critically assesses assertions that the ‘wrong type of parenting’ has biological and cultural effects, stunting babies’ brain development and leading to a life of poverty and underachievement. It shows how early intervention policies underpinned by interpretations of brain science perpetuate gendered, classed and raced inequalities. The exploration of future directions will be welcomed by those looking for a positive, collectivist vision of the future that addresses the real underlying issues in the creation of disadvantage - See more at: https://policypress.co.uk/challenging-the-politics-of-early-interven...
|Keywords||Early Intervention, Children, Infants, Neuroscience, Social Investment|
|Published||23 Aug 2017|
|Place of publication||Bristol|
|Web address (URL)||https://policypress.co.uk/challenging-the-politics-of-early-intervention|