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The emperor’s new therapeutic clothes

7:00pm, Thursday 10 July 2008, Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like to attend.

Teachers and educationalists want to see resilient, positive, happy children. How could there any objection to this? Or is the new affirmative language of therapeutic education just a façade? Is there a new moment in education or are therapists dressing up a diminished view of children in fancy clothes? Dennis Hayes and Kathryn Ecclestone – authors of The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education - discuss the reaction of the therapeutic establishment to their critique

READINGS

‘Infantilised’ students and staff rapped, Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education, 12 June 2008