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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Early Childhood Care & Educationby Edward Melhuish; Konstantinos Petrogiannis

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 60.95

    This edited volume examines the ways in which different countries across the world are tackling early childhood services and how these services affect young children?s experiences and development, for better and worse. 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...

  • Children Taken Seriouslyby Jan Mason; Toby Fattore; Chris Goddard

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 42.95

    In Children Taken Seriously, leading researchers and policy makers consider how children can be recognized as social actors rather than passive consumers or victims. Using children's own views and experiences as a starting point, they explore how children can be involved as partners in the decision-making processes that affect them. more...

  • Family Day Careby Ann Mooney; June Statham; Sue Owen

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 47.95

    Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more...

  • Babies and Young Children in Careby Chris Dearden; Emily Munro; Harriet Ward

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 85.00

    Babies and Young Children in Care examines why babies enter care or accommodation and why securing their long-term future can be a lengthy process. It analyses the circumstances, characteristics and experiences of these young children before, during and after being looked after, including reasons for changes of carer and placement disruptions. 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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 130.00

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