Picture of person typing on laptop with programming code visible on the laptop screen

World class computing and information science research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in mathematically structured programming, similarity and metric search, computer security, software systems, combinatronics and digital health.

The Department also includes the iSchool Research Group, which performs leading research into socio-technical phenomena and topics such as information retrieval and information seeking behaviour.

Explore

Working with boys and girls

Smith, M. and Steckley, L. (2005) Working with boys and girls. In: Secure in the Knowledge: Perspectives on Practice in Secure Accommodation. University of Strathclyde, pp. 172-180. ISBN 190074323X

[img]
Preview
PDF
Smith_Steckley.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (86kB) | Preview

Abstract

Whilst most people who come into contact with boys and girls in any capacity wouldattest to some differences in the ways they behave and in how they are respondedto, the whole area of gender difference is not one that has been developed much insocial work thinking. Part of the reason for this is understandable from an ideologicalstandpoint.Effective child care requires that practitioners work with the equal but differentneeds of boys and girls. In this, a balance must be struck between understandingdifference (in order to help) and perpetuating stereotypes. Staff need to consider theindividual needs and preferences of young people rather than responding to themsolely as boys or girls.