Introduction: In this assignment i will be explaining my own views and attitude againt diversity, and how it could impact on work with young children and young people. Assessment Criteria 2.3 In my own opinion everyone has different kinds of opinions and values than to others. When you work with children from a young age. You start to realize that it's not always needed for you to be aware of them. So say if you act out on these attitudes, it could have a bad effect on the children your working with and other children they might know, and you would not want them to copy your own actions in a result.
This is not the case when comparing them to the previous generation. This is what Clive Thompson’s essay argues about, but instead of directly targeting young people, he blames parents, the society, and social networks. Indeed, when compared to the previous generations, parents and society were stricter. With the arrival of social networks, teens tend to spend more time on it rather than face to face. Because of the impact of the society and parents plus the evolution of new technologies, young people are less and less able to communicate face to face.
The DSM and similar books are often made in western society so they can’t be used correctly in eastern societies making them culturally biased. Part of the psychological diagnosis test is a personality or intelligence test. These tests are created in and based on western society. They are based on the things that western norms are. These tests are then standardised by people of western cultures.
The act was created to protect children and Templeman regarded the arguments on the words ‘is suffering’ as a distraction from the aim. ‘This is an example of judicial practicality and desire to see justice down’ . This case illustrates that the ‘rules’ of statutory interpretation do not have to be followed exactly and are merely guidelines. Lord Templeman states that the rules of interpretation have ‘an aura of scientific authenticity about them when the reality is that interpreting any document is more of an art than a science’ . In other words, the rules can only be guidelines because judges will clearly have different interpretations.
Assess sociological explanations of changes in the status of childhood? Childhood is a social construction and varies between times, places and groups. Most sociologists see our ides of childhood as a fairly recent one, the result of industrialisation and other social changes. Modern society constructs childhood as a tie of vulnerability, innocence and segregation from the adult world. The March of progress sociologist believe we live in an increasingly child-centred society.
Separation anxiety 3.Reunion behaviour 4.Stranger Anxiety. One of the biggest weaknesses of Ainsworth’s experiment was that it may not just measure the attachment types of the infant but more so the quality of the relationship between the infant and caregiver. Second of all an experiment by Main and Weston found that infants behave differently depending on the parent that they are with. Therefore this could mean that SS doesn’t actually fully measure what it is meant to which automatically decreases the validity of the strange situation as a measurement of attachment type. On the other hand some may argue that the only relationship that is of relevance is your primary caregiver, which is the
Assess sociological explanations of changes in the status of childhood Social construction is the way that something is created through individual, social and cultural interpretations, perception and actions of people. Childhood has not stayed the same throughout history and varies in different cultures, so it is not possible that childhood is biological and therefore it must be socially constructed for a particular time, for a particular societies needs. Eidenstadt is one sociologist who believes that childhood is socially constructed and is therefore culturally specific. Bilton supports this argument that childhood is experienced differently in the western world compared to the east; the western world has childhood while the eastern world still sees children working. Benedict has suggested that in simpler pre-industrial societies there are three main differences in the ways that children are treated compared to modern western societies, claiming that responsibility is taken at an earlier age, for example Punch’s study in Bolivia found that children from around the age of 5 are expected to work.
Unit 3 E1 and E2 Human Rights Act (2000) 'It requires courts and tribunals to make judgements using certain articles of the European Convention on Human Rights as a starting point. The Act was not designed specifically to protect children but they are accorded the same rights as adults. This means they have the right to dignity, respect and fairness in the same way they are treated. Thus a setting is not able to use corporal punishment (smacking or caning) even if a parent consents to it, because it is seen as degrading and a violation of a child's rights. The Human RIghts Act means that parents of children are also protected.'
Section 504 does not have such the stringent policy that IDEA has, allowing for more individuals to be covered. Section 504 also makes sure that the individual is covered throughout his/her life. IDEA only covers in the ages between 3-21 years (idonline.org). For many, the laws and rules of IDEA are not perfect but they do offer protection for special learners from being institutionalized because schools and society couldn’t handle them. Special learners are entitled to an education just like the general
Explain what is meant by the “social construction” of childhood. (2 marks) Sociologists argue that childhood is socially constructed; this means that the characteristics of childhood were influenced and made by the actions of member of society. It only exists because people define it as childhood. Suggest two ways, apart from those mentioned in item 2A, in which government policies and/or laws may shape the experiences of children today. (4 marks) Children are now protected from harm like child abuse.