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Childhood & children

The social construction of childhood
Childhood can be seen as a social construction. From this point of view, it is not a natural state or a
biological stage. Instead, it is shaped & given meaning by culture & society. As a result, the idea of
childhood, the…

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To control view ­ The 2nd view assumes that children are unable to control their antisocial
tendencies. As a result, they need regulation & discipline. This `control view' is reflected in
education policy ­ children must submit to education & the farm & content of their education must
be strictly…


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