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  • Growing Upby Peter N. Stearns

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Growing Up combines two flourishing historical fields-the history of childhood and world history-to address the question of how much of childhood is natural and how much is historically determined. The first lecture gauges the impact of the development of agriculture, civilization, and religion upon the premodern experience of childhood. The second... more...

  • Observing Harryby Cath Arnold

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    This book is about Harry, a determined little boy, who is intrinsically motivated to explore his world from an early age. His parents and grandparents find him so fascinating that they keep a written and video diary of Harry's play from when he is 8 months to five years. The author offers theories about how children learn and applies the theories to... more...

  • Childhood and Human Valueby Nick Lee

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    For millennia children have been valued as possessions - valued by their parents as `my' child and valued by communities and cultures as `belonging' to them. Recently, a new way of valuing children has emerged ' valuing them as people in possession of themselves, as people who have rights. This has led to fears that rights will erode love between parents... more...

  • Play Culture in a Changing Worldby Marjatta Kalliala

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00

    The cultural context in which children grow up has a powerful influence on the way they play. At a time of rapid change in post-industrial societies, childhood play is changing to reflect children's experiences. Adults need to understand that children have their own play culture, which might be different from that of the adults' own childhoods. Enlivened... more...

  • Time To Careby Joan Lombardi

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    In this important work, Joan Lombardi, one of Americas foremost experts on child care, shows how our current system is not meeting the needs of America's families and describes a vision for redesigning this system to promote healthy child and youth development. Both as an expert and as a parent, the author guides the reader through the problems that... more...

  • Early Childhood Care & Educationby Edward Melhuish; Konstantinos Petrogiannis

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 60.95

    Throughout the world the number of working mothers with young children has continued to grow. This has important consequences for social policy decisions, particularly in the fields of parental leave, childcare and pre-school services provision. Some countries are far more successful at combining high quality early childhood services with high percentages... more...

  • Children at the Millenniumby Timothy J Owens; Sandra L. Hofferth

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 135.00

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  • Key Indicators of Child and Youth Well-Beingby Brett Brown

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2007; US$ 49.95

    Indicators of child and youth well-being are indispensable tools for improving the lives of children. This book reviews the progress made in the measurement, collection, dissemination, and use of indicators of child and youth well-being. more...

  • The Child in the World/The World in the Childby Marianne N. Bloch; Devorah Kennedy; Theodora Lightfoot; Dar Weyenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 37.00

    The contributors look at universalizing discourses concerning young children across the globe, which purport to describe everyone in a scientific and neutral way, but actually create mechanisms through which children are divided and excluded. The contributors to this book employ post-structuralist, postcolonial, and feminist theoretical frameworks. more...

  • Why Youth is Not Wasted on the Youngby David F. Bjorklund

    Wiley 2009; US$ 41.95

    Why Youth is Not Wasted on the Young examines the nature of childhood through an evolutionary lens and argues that childhood is an essential stage of development with its own unique purposes, separate from those of adulthood; a time of growth and discovery that should not be rushed. Written by a renowned developmental psychologist Examines... more...