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'The theory doesn't work here': The teenage bedroom in a residential special school

Abstract

Drawing on non-participant ethnographic observation, this paper explores some of the challenges for residential child care staff of operationalising an ‘ordinary living’ policy in a residential special school for children with complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. In particular, it explores the complex and multi-faceted uses made of teenage residents’ bedrooms and describes a critical role for child care practitioners in making sense of competing priorities and constructing a workable practice framework.  

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Authors

Pike, Nick

Oxford Brookes departments

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Dates

Year of publication: 2020
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-03-04


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