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- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
The Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), launched in Pittsburgh in 1996 to provide high-quality early care and education services to at-risk children, failed to achieve its goals. This report summarizes ECI's organizational history and analyses and explains its critical weaknesses. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95
Does violence on TV lead to violent behaviour? How can parents influence children?s viewing? Fears over the effect of television on children have been around since it was invented. The recent explosion in the number of channels and new multimedia entertainment lends a new urgency to the discussion. This completely revised second edition of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
The place of childhood in popular culture is one that invites new readings both on childhood itself, but also on approaches to studying childhood. Discussing different methods of researching children's popular culture, they argue that the interplay of the age of the players, the status of their popular culture, the transience of the objects, and indeed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 63.95
A text which addresses the relationship between childhood, competence and the social arenas of action in which children live their lives. Taking issue with the view that children are merely apprentice adults, the contributors develop a picture of children as competent, sophisticated social agents, focusing on the contexts which both enable and constrain... more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2003; US$ 34.95
Understanding Children: Foundations for quality is a thorough revision of this highly regarded and user-friendly text book. It offers students and early childhood professionals a practical framework on which to develop quality social interactions and environments. It is known that infants and young children are more likely to be secure and develop positive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 35.95
Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children offers new insights into children's descriptions of their invented or "make-believe" worlds, and the role that the children's experience with media plays in creating these worlds. Based on the results of a cross-cultural study conducted in the United States, Germany, Israel, and South Korea, it offers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 110.00
When can contexts and diversity be resources, rather than risks, for children's developmental pathways? Scholars, policy makers, and practitioners increasingly realize that middle childhood matters as a time when children's pathways diverge, as they meet new and overlapping contexts they must navigate on their way to adolescence and adulthood. This... more...