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  • 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...

  • The Fragmenting Familyby Brenda Almond

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 18.99

    Brenda Almond throws down a timely challenge to liberal consensus about personal relationships. She maintains that the traditional family is fragmenting in Western societies, and that this fragmentation is a cause of serious social problems. She urges that we reconsider our attitudes to sex and reproduction in order to strengthen our most important... 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...

  • 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...

  • Play Culture in a Changing Worldby Marjatta Kalliala

    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...

  • Child Development and Behaviour 0 - 8by Maria Robinson

    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...

  • Children at the Millenniumby Timothy J Owens; Sandra L. Hofferth

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 135.00

    Children at the Millennium more...