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  • Children & Televisionby Barrie Gunter; Jill McAleer

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Understanding Childrenby Jeannette Harrison

    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...

  • Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Childrenby Maya Gotz; Dafna Lemish; Hyesung Moon; Amy Aidman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhoodby Catherine R. Cooper; Cynthia T. Garcˇa Coll; W. Todd Bartko; Helen M. Davis; Celina Chatman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Rational Herdsby Christophe P. Chamley

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00

    This 2004 book was the first in the exciting field of social learning. more...

  • Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needsby Judy Winter

    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...

  • Childhood in World Historyby Peter N Stearns; Peter N. Stearns

    Taylor and Francis 2006; 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...

  • Studies in Modern Childhoodby Professor Jens Qvortrup

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 147.00

    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...

  • A Noble Bet in Early Care and Educationby Brian P. Gill

    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...

  • The Good Sonby Michael Gurian

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.95

    "Gurian ( A Fine Young Man ), one of today's premier writers on the subject of male development, moves beyond the realm of sociological and psychological analysis to provide a timely and practical parenting guide. Lays out a well-organized blueprint for ushering boys into manhood.... Outstanding." ? Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One of the... more...