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Friday 1 November 2013 10:44am

Teachers touching children

Edited by Alison Jones


The book

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.

The editor

ALISON JONES is Professor of Education at the University of Auckland.


'... it is a long time since I discussed a book with other people as much as I have Touchy Subject. It is a book worth reading, worth lending and worth debating.' – Mark Sheehan, Evening Post

'I would certainly recommend this book to teachers and social workers alike, as it provides valuable insight into some practices, as well as some challenge to them ...' – Stephen Jenkins, Social Work Now

Publication details

Paperback, 128 pages, ISBN 1 877276 02 2, $34.95
Out of print

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