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Assessing the Validity of the Qualistar Early Learning Quality Rating and Improvement System as a Tool for Improving Child-Care QualityRAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
Assesses the validity of Qualistar Early Learnings 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00
Advances in the fields of psychology and psychiatry have bolstered the perspective that infants are not the passive recipients of sensory stimulation as it was once thought. Built on T. Berry Brazelton s paradigm-shifting work on the individuality of infants, this book provides relevant information on the necessity for family-centered intervention... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 13.95
Kids ask the darndest questions?and the answers make for a ?funny and fascinating?( Publishers Weekly ) book. Wendell Jamieson?s son, Dean, has always had a penchant for asking odd questions. ?Dad, what would hurt more?getting run over by a car, or getting stung by a jellyfish?? ?Dad, why do policemen like donuts?? ?Dad, does Mona Lisa wear shoes??... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 74.00
`Strongly recommended as it provides a very useful overview of a range of methods, mainly textual, for exploring children's experiences. These accounts are placed well in the broader conceptual frameworks concerning both methodologies and ethical considerations' - Educational Review more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95
Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities takes an insightful and in-depth look at the hidden worlds of young children's sexualities. Based upon extensive group interviews and observation, the author illustrates how sexuality is embedded in children's school-based cultures and gender identities. From examining children's own views and experiences, the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95
This pioneering volume argues for the inclusion of children, and the structure known as ?childhood?, as a permanent social category worthy of continued study within the discipline of international political economy (IPE). Fundamentally, and very simply, IPE is concerned with the dynamics of interaction across the economic and political domains; the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95
In this ground-breaking book, Alan Prout discusses the place of children and childhood in modern society. He critically examines 'the new social studies of childhood', reconsidering some of its key assumptions and positions and arguing that childhood is heterogeneous and complex. The study of childhood requires a broad set of intellectual resources... more...