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  • 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...

  • Children and 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...

  • Studies in Modern Childhoodby Professor Jens Qvortrup

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Rational Herdsby Christophe P. Chamley

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 46.00

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

  • The Good Sonby Michael Gurian

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 15.95

    Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1999, The Good Son is the definitive guide to the moral and emotional development of our boys and young men. Within its pages, Michael Gurian widely credited as the founder of today's "boys movement" takes readers through a complete parenting program, showing how to instill virtues in boys... 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...

  • 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...

  • Boyhood in Americaby Priscilla Ferguson Clement; Jacqueline S. Reinier

    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...