April 12 2001
Sex abuse fears change education - book
Public anxiety about sexual abuse has changed the relationship between children and teachers in New Zealand, a book being published this month says.
Touchy Subject: Teachers Touching Children is a collection of opinions of educationists from
Two contributors, Sarah-Eve Farquahar and Richard Johnson, say men are avoiding working in early childhood education.
A chapter by Lynley Hood says the Peter Ellis case arose out of three 1980s movements, radical feminism, religious conservatism and child protection.