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  • A Noble Bet in Early Care and Educationby Brian P. Gill; Jacob W. Dembosky; Joanthan P. Caulkins

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    The Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), launched in Pittsburgh in 1996 to provide high-quality early care and education services to at-risk children, failed to achieve its goals. This report summarizes ECI's organizational history and analyses and explains its critical weaknesses. more...

  • In Our Backyardby Anne R. Pebley; Mary E. Vaiana

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Focused on the subtle interaction between children's well-being and the neighborhoods in which they grow up, this title consider the age of the community's residents, their incomes, and residential turnover in the neighborhood, all of which are thought to be important for children. more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • 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...

  • Rational Herdsby Christophe P. Chamley

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00

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

  • The Good Sonby Michael Gurian

    Penguin Publishing Group 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...

  • 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...

  • Studies in Modern Childhoodby Professor Jens Qvortrup

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 147.00

    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...

  • A Noble Bet in Early Care and Educationby Brian P. Gill

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    A discussion of Pittsburgh's bold but troubled Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). The report summarizes ECI's organizational history, analyzes and explains its critical weaknesses, and articulates lessons to inform the design and implementation of future large-scale reform initiatives. more...