ISBN: 1 877276 02 2
An interesting and disturbing cultural shift is at work in the relationship between children and their teachers. 'Teachers touching children' has become the site of a new social taboo, one about which there is much confusion and anxiety amongst teachers, as well as parents and children. The authors of this book are from several countries, including the UK, US, Samoa, Australia and New Zealand. They share a research interest in the effects of the anxieties about child abuse now commonplace in Western countries.