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Divorce and the School

1st Edition

By Kathleen M. Cox, Martin Desforges


154 pages

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This practical and accessible book, first published in 1987, provides examples of ways in which schools can ease children through the stress caused by changes in family structure. Through case histories the authors illustrate the sorts of problems likely to produce stress for children during divorce. In the following chapters they deal with the stages of marital breakdown; children’s reactions to parental separation related to age; the law and legal processes associated with divorce; the role of the school and its organisation in helping children under stress, and the relevance of curriculum content for such children. This title will be of interest to teachers and students of education and sociology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Stages of a Marital Breakdown 2. Children’s Reactions to Parental Separation and Divorce 3. Marriage and Family Life 4. Divorce and the Law 5. The Role of the School 6. The Curriculum; Conclusion; References and Further Reading, Appendices; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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