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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The Story of the Jewish Orphanage at Norwood. Cohen asks if Norwood was good enough for children.
He notes that the limited treatment of the orphanage is largely celebratory and accepting of the official version that the orphanage and its benefactors promoted. Cohen draws on annual reports, [End Page ] oral history, Old Scholar newsletters, archival materials, and the press, filling a gap in the history of British, and especially, British-Jewish childcare.
A new emphasis on the institution as a home, with a family orientation, resulted in yet another name change in —the Norwood Home for Jewish Children.
These names paralleled the rise and fall of institutionalism and counterinstitutionalism. Cohen contextualizes his analysis within Jewish and general studies of child-care institutions and changing attitudes toward appropriate child rearing. From its opening until the s, the orphanage had a dual role—home and school—which after World War I became controversial.
Reform came slowly to Norwood, beginning in when the school came under the Board of Education. In his chapter on the Norwood Rebellion, Cohen pieces together a hitherto unknown protest and in doing so helps expose the rarely heard perceptions of the scholars residing at Norwood.
Oral history sources certainly indicate some children experienced harsh treatment and a diet that was inadequate in quality and quantity.
Norwood served not only children who had lost both parents, but with one surviving parent; others entered the orphanage via the poor law when Norwood became eligible to accept Jewish children beginning in from workhouses. Selection of children by votes of subscribers did not end until During the interwar years, critics and other institutions explored changes that would promote the individuality of the child, reduce regimentation, and better prepare children for independent adulthood.
According to Cohen, the community considered its own needs, such as the importance of efficiency, more than the children the institution served. Such attitudes meant Norwood failed to keep pace with If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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