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- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 135.00
In this timely study, high profile researchers contribute to the burgeoning field of the social studies of childhood with original and often surprising perspectives and approaches. They demonstrate that far from being esoteric or negligible, childhood is part and parcel of the social fabric in both poor and affluent countries. With chapters on children's... more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
A discussion of Pittsburgh's bold but troubled Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). The report summarizes ECI's organizational history, analyzes and explains its critical weaknesses, and articulates lessons to inform the design and implementation of future large-scale reform initiatives. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 29.00
In this book the editors assemble contributions from 15 longitudinal studies representing diverse groups in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to learn what developmental patterns and experiences in middle childhood contexts forecast the directions children take when they reach adolescence and adulthood. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00
This book provides a synthesis of the theoretical literature of the last ten years with some empirical applications. Social learning is about individuals learning from the behavior of others and may lead to outcomes such as herding, fads, frenzies, crashes, and booms. more...
- Wiley 2006; US$ 15.95
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs challenges families and professionals to help children with special needs to reach their full potential by using a proven motivational, how-to approach. This groundbreaking and inspiring book provides detailed information on how to let go of the “perfect-baby” dream, face and resolve... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 29.95
Filling a gap in a field with very few teaching books available, Childhood in World History provides a much-needed historical overview. Studying childhood historically greatly advances our understanding of what childhood is about, and a world history focus permits broad questions to be asked. Peter N. Stearns, an esteemed name in the field, focuses... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00
This work focuses on the life and history of American boyhood through the centuries. The book covers education, ethnicity, sports, work, religion, health issues, and more. Expert contributors offer perspectives from a myriad of disciplines, including history, cultural studies and sociology. more...