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Children, child development

  • Young Children's Rightsby Priscilla Alderson; Mary John; Rob Gayton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 32.95

    This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children. more...

  • Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescentsby Craig A. Anderson; Douglas A. Gentile; Katherine E. Buckley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Violent video games are successfully marketed to and easily obtained by children and adolescents. Even the U.S. government distributes one such game, America's Army, through both the internet and its recruiting offices. Is there any scientific evidence to support the claims that violent games contribute to aggressive and violent behavior?As the first... more...

  • Children, Youth and Developmentby Nicola Ansell

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    Children constitute a large part of the population of developing countries. Throughout the developing world, experiences of childhood are extremely diverse, both between places and between children in particular places, from the international level through to the different treatment of a boy and a girl within the same household. This informative... 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...

  • Child Poverty in America Today [Four Volumes]by Barbara A. Arrighi; David J. Maume

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 300.00

    Since the numbers of poor children have risen following welfare reform, a changing economy, and a lengthy recession, the time is ripe for a collection on child poverty. more...

  • The After-school Lives of Childrenby Deborah Belle

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 54.95

    Based on research about after-school experiences and dilemmas conducted over a four-year period with employed parents and their children, this book draws on the stories these parents and children told--often using their actual words--to emphasize the wide variety of children's after-school arrangements, children's movement over time in and out of different... more...

  • Social and Cognitive Development in the Context of Individual, Social, and Cultural Processesby Janette Benson; Catherine Raeff

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Several recent analyses have focused on how social and cultural factors shape development, but less well understood are the individual constructive processes involved in this interplay. This volume showcases varied theoretical and empirical approaches to how individual, social and cultural factors shape development, and suggests new directions for... more...

  • Geographies of Girlhoodby Pamela J. Bettis; Natalie G. Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    Geographies of Girlhood: Identities In-Between explores how adolescent girls come to understand themselves as female in this culture, particularly during a time when they are learning what it means to be a woman and their identities are in-between that of child and adult, girl and woman. It illuminates the everyday realities of adolescent girls and... more...

  • Connecting Childrenby Kalwant Bhopal; Julia Brannen; Ellen Heptinstall

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 67.95

    Connecting Children focuses on children's understandings of care and their views of different family lives. It portrays the lives of children aged 11-12 and shows how families connect children in different ways both in the household but also in their wider kinship networks. The children studied reflect upon family life and especially upon situations... more...

  • Working with Childrenby Tom Billington

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 40.00

    Written for professionals working with children and young people who require support, assessment or intervention at home or in school, this interdisciplinary book explores everything from the legislative background and foundations of ideas in the social sciences, to dealing with children's distress, fear or special needs in professional practice. more...