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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...

  • The Fragmenting Familyby Brenda Almond

    OUP Oxford 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, causing serious social problems. She urges that we reconsider our attitudes to sex and reproduction in order to strengthen our most important social institution, the family. 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...

  • 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...

  • Awakening Children's Mindsby Laura E. Berk

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    With many examples, this book examines thinking about child rearing and early education. 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...

  • Why Youth is Not Wasted on the Youngby David F. Bjorklund

    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...

  • Childhoodby David Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the history of childhood from medieval times through... more...