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- 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...
- 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...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 26.95
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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00
Growing Up Global examines global change through children?s lives in two seemingly disparate places: New York City and Sudan.The book?s core is a study of children in a Sudanese village that was included in a state-sponsored agricultural program. Shifting her focus to working-class families in New York City, Cindy Katz exposes connections with the... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 43.95
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...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 149.00
Despite the numerous benefits derived from major technological and medical innovations of the past century, we continue to live in a world rife with significant social problems and challenges. Children continue to be born into lives of poverty; others must confront daily their parent's mental illness or substance abuse; still others live amid chronic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95
Research with Children is a unique resource book on the methodology of childhood research. Leading and new researchers within the social studies of childhood discuss central questions of epistemology and methodology, demonstrating the links between theory and practice. The theoretical and practical questions are set out in a clear and well-argued... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00
Understanding child development is crucial for early years practitioners and knowledge of children and their development underpins effective practice. This book offers an overview from a range of sources including: developmental, evolutionary and cognitive psychology, biology sensory information, attachment theory, and neuroscience research. more...