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  • Residential Care of Childrenby Mark E. Courtney; Dorota Iwaniec

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 37.99

    Introduction by the Editors (Mark E. Courtney and Dorota Iwaniec). 1. "Residential Care in Ireland" by Robbie Gilligan. 2. "Residential Care in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland" (Roger Bullock and Dominic McSherry). 3. "Swedish Residential Care in the Landscape of Out-of- Home Care" (Marie Sallnas ). 4. "Residential... more...

  • Assessing the Validity of the Qualistar Early Learning Quality Rating and Improvement System as a Tool for Improving Child-Care Qualityby Gail L. Zellman; Michal Perlman; Vi Nhuan Le

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Assesses the validity of Qualistar Early Learning’s child-care quality rating and improvement system, which was designed to make child-care quality transparent and improve the quality of care in participating providers. more...

  • Reclaming Childhoodby Helene Guldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    Children are cooped up, passive, apathetic and corrupted by commerce? or so we are told. Reclaiming Childhood confronts the dangerous myths spun about modern childhood. Yes, children today are losing out on many experiences past generations took for granted, but their lives have improved in so many other ways. This book exposes the stark consequences... more...

  • Coming to Careby Julia Brannen; June Statham; Ann Mooney

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 99.00

    This book provides fascinating insights into the factors that influence why people enter and leave care work, their motivations, understandings and experiences of their work and intersection of it with their family lives. more...

  • Children of the 21st Centuryby Prof. Shirley Dex; Professor Heather Joshi

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    This book documents the early lives of almost 19,000 children born in the UK at the start of the 21st century, and their families. It is the first time that analysis of data from the hugely important Millennium Cohort Study, a longitudinal study following the progress of the children and their families, has been drawn together in a single volume. The... more...

  • Politicising Parenthood in Scandinaviaby Anne Lise Ellingsæter; Professor Arnlaug Leira

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    How to respond to the needs of working parents has become a pressing social policy issue in contemporary Western Europe. This book highlights the politicising of parenthood in the Scandinavian welfare states - focusing on the relationship between parents and the state, and the ongoing renegotiations between the public and the private. more...

  • Children These Daysby Dr Nicola Madge

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    What is it like to be a child growing up in Britain these days? Is it a happy time, or is there too much to worry about? What are the best and worst aspects of being a child today? Children these days draws on the accounts of over two thousand children, and five hundred adults, to examine the present day meaning of childhood and its implications for... more...

  • City Survivorsby Anne Power

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 36.95

    This book provides a unique insider view on the impact of neighbourhood conditions on family life and explores the prospects for families from the point of view of equality, integration, schools, work, community, regeneration and public services. 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...