April 2009: In This Issue

Disability is this month’s focus. An article by Keith White valuing the special qualities of individuals with disability; a description of OAASIS, a helpful advice service for parents, by Susannah Kirkman; Aleesha’s story about the way her mother gradually learnt about her disabilities; a couple of Robert Shaw’s Key Texts on residential care for children with disabilities and the introduction of the concept of normalization; and the Editorial on Every Child Matters.

Chris Durkin warns about the dangers of managerialism. Valerie Jackson wants to wipe out the word naughty. David Lane urges residential child care workers to join up and take an interest in social pedagogy, restorative practice and other new ideas. Wanda Gibson reviews Annabel Karmel’s Family Cookbook. And there’s News Views with seven more mini-articles.

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