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An Introduction To Childhood Studies

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An Introduction to Childhood Studies offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking approach to the study of childhood, providing an important contribution to this burgeoning area of research and teaching.

An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies

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'An excellent text which offers students a rounded view of early years in the context of political agendas, while still maintaining the child at the centre of provision and understanding.' - Stephanie Evans, University of Cumbria 'Fully up-to-date with an accessible layout and style and a balance between current research, theory and practice, this new edition will prove to be a valuable resource for all students and practitioners.' - Jan Marks, Senior Lecturer, Early Years, University of Chester 'This should be a key text for all studying and teaching in the field of early years.' - Ioanna Paliologou, Centre for Educational Studies, University of Hull This new edition of an iconic book examines the key themes involved in the study of young children and childhood from a variety of disciplines and international perspectives, making essential links between theory and practice to help you apply your learning in real-life settings. Key additions: New chapters on cultural-historical child development and childhood in a digital age Renewed emphasis on reflective practice across Part 4, supporting and encouraging your professional development New Reflection Points encourage deeper discussion and critical reflection, ideal for testing your understanding The latest on changes in early years policy and practice Throughout, case studies, exercises and links to further reading help you engage with key issues and test your learning, making it easier for you to get to grips with all aspects of your course.

An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies

Author : Sacha Powell
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This new edition of this bestselling textbook examines the key themes involved in the study of young children and childhood from a variety of disciplines and international perspectives, making essential links between theory and practice to help you apply your learning in real-life settings. Key additions include: the latest changes in early years policy 2 brand new chapters on Postmodernist theories in Education, and Education for Sustainable Development A renewed emphasis on reflective practice across Part 4, supporting and encouraging your professional development Throughout, case studies, exercises and links to further reading help you engage with key issues and test your learning, making it easier for you to get to grips with all aspects of your course.

Introduction to Childhood Studies

Author : Kehily
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This key textbook examines childhood from historical, socio-cultural and policy perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert who looks at a different aspect of childhood, including historical representations of childhood; the construction of childhood in children's literature; childhood and sexuality; the sociology of childhood; developmental psychology; the changing nature of children's relationships with the electronic media; children's rights; and children and the law.

Early Childhood Studies

Author : Rod Parker-Rees
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The third edition of this popular core text provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the course content for Early Childhood Studies. The contents list reflects the multi-disciplinary and multi-professional scope of the discipline and provides an overview of current issues and approaches. Seven new chapters have been added including those on Frameworks for Understanding and Development, Providing an Enabling Environment and Action Research. Each chapter includes activities to help the reader engage with the text and advice on further reading.

Childhood Studies

Author : Dominic Wyse
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This text introduces students to the key issues in the study of childhood, from infancy through to adulthood, from an interdisciplinary and multi-professional perspective. A broad-ranging introductory guide to key issues in the study of childhood. Approaches childhood studies from an interdisciplinary and multi-professional perspective. Presents the basics of psychology, social welfare, education, health, law, culture, rights, politics, and economics as they relate to children. For each discipline, the role of relevant professionals, such as social workers, nursery teachers, paediatric nurses and child lawyers, is also considered. Contributors have both practical and academic backgrounds in a range of specialist areas. Each chapter includes an independent learning activity, case studies, a glossary and annotated bibliography. Will inspire debate in the classroom about childhood issues.

Early Childhood Studies

Author : Jenny Willan
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Early childhood studies is fast becoming a separate academic discipline, and this single volume provides an overview of current issues and approaches in the subject as taught on many courses. The book reflects the multi-professional and multi-disciplinary range and scope of the subject, introducing students to different ways of studying the richness and complexity of children′s lives and children′s worlds.

An Introduction to Childhood

Author : Heather Montgomery
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In An Introduction to Childhood, Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes

An Introduction to Early Childhood

Author : Tim Waller
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Linking theory to multi-professional practice, this resource explores the major themes of early childhood education. Each chapter summarizes key points, including learning, health, inclusion, and special educational needs.

Resilience Risk and Safeguarding

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Resilience, Risk and Safeguarding provides a focused introduction to three key concepts relating to childhood in contemporary UK society and is aimed at students in Higher Education studying childhood or on courses relating to work with children and young people. It explains and clarifies key issues relating to Resilience, Risk and Safeguarding but moves beyond accepting them at face value to provide a critical understanding of how each concept has come to be embedded within contemporary understandings of childhood and children's services. Just what it means to be critical is also explained clearly and concisely.The book provides a clear account of how the social and political context of society has led to Resilience, Risk and Safeguarding being so important with respect to childhood and provides students with an accessible introduction to academic debates. For example, we may all agree that children need to develop resilience but is resilience something that some of us have and others do not? How might social worries about risks contribute to safeguarding practices which then act to reduce the opportunities for developing resilience? When we look at it like this we might see how it is that young people appear to lack resilience and come to be referred to as snowflakes. To make sense of developments such as this we have to consider how social and political changes influence childhood. So, neoliberalism promotes individualism and this shapes the ways in which we are expected to be individually responsible in terms of resilience and risk. The book pushes students to scrape below the surface and to assess not only how practices and policies develop but also to think about what this might mean for children and young people in the long term.Rob Creasy has over 30 years' experience in teaching in both FE and HE and makes good use of this to present the ideas in a way that makes sense. The book not only introduces students to a critical view of Resilience, Risk and Safeguarding, but in addition the book acts as a study buddy by both explaining key concepts in an easy to read style and also in showing how students may use them. Each chapter concludes by identifying key issues as may be relevant for student assignments and the concluding chapter presents the book as reflecting a typical student essay. The aim is not just that students understand this material but also that they start to see what they might do with it in an assignment.Each chapter can be read on its own but the concluding chapter shows how each concept overlaps with the others to shape a particular experience of childhood. The book doesn't assume prior knowledge and it recognises that for the typical student 10 years ago is when they were still in primary school, there's no reason for them to remember what was happening at that time. If it is important or relevant it is explained simply and clearly to provide a short, but critical introduction to some key issues in childhood studies.

An Introduction to Childhood Studies

Author : Mary Jane Kehily
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This introductory textbook brings together key themes in the area of childhood studies to provide an introduction to students and practitioners working in this field. Written by experts from across a range of disciplines, each chapter offers a broad-based and accessible insight into childhood and analyzes new ways of researching and theorizing about children and childhood. For undergraduate and postgraduate students of childhood studies, education, and social sciences.

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

Author : Allison James
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"Arranged alphabetically, core ideas about 'Agency' and 'Development' through to 'Socialisation' and 'Youth' are explained in straightforward language, with a concise introduction to key theoretical debates, as well as up to date references." - Martin Woodhead, The Open University "A challenging text that is recommended for all levels of the BA in Childhood Studies programme. The short, focussed chapters provide students with a comprehensive overview of a topic which they can then research in further depth." - Sharron Galley, Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College "This book gives a fantastic first look at many key concepts which are new to students in a way that is easily approachable and understandable. A great place to start further studies." - Kathryn Peckham, Chichester University This book has already proved itself as a market leader in Childhood Studies. All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback. The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field. It is an indispensable teaching text and an ideal prompt for researchers.

Early Childhood Studies

Author : Jane Johnston
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This fully updated new edition offers a comprehensive, accessible, yet rigorous introduction to the study of Early Childhood that will will add value to any Early Childhood Studies course at both foundation and degree level. Addressing both care and education in the Early Years, the book considers a range of multi-disciplinary aspects of Early Childhood; including health, social, educational, psychological and sociological perspectives. Early Childhood Studies engages the reader by providing real-world examples that underpin theoretical perspectives and bring examples to life, while encouraging practitioners to engage in reflective practice by considering their own similar experiences. Key features include: Engaging activities and case studies that bring theory to life Cutting-edge research Practical tasks and advice with points for further reading End of chapter summaries, Reflective Tasks and Study Skills boxes in each chapter Full colour illustrations throughout This core introductory textbook is an indispensable resource for Early Years’ students and professionals, whatever their level of expertise or experience.

The Family and the State

Author : Rob Creasy
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The Family & the State provides an accessible introduction to the family and to the ways in which the state regulates the lives of children and families. It provides a critical introduction to families and relationships demonstrating how our experiences of families are always shaped by social, cultural and political forces. This includes a consideration of what families are as well as considering how some families come to be seen as failing and come to be classed as troubled. This includes a consideration of approaches to parenting alongside policy approaches that have been taken by the state from the provision of parenting programmes to the Troubled Families programme. The relationship between inequality, poverty and failing families is explored as is the consequences for children's life-chances and how this may impact upon social mobility. How families live is also explored by considering developments in housing as housing is vital in terms of providing stability within a child's life. Importantly though 'The Family & the State' seeks to explain key concepts in an accessible manner and each chapter concludes by demonstrating how students may develop an assignment using the issues that have been introduced and discussed. Students are shown how to develop an argument and how to be critical.

Understanding childhood

Author : Mary Jane Kehily
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Understanding childhood is a fresh look at how childhood has changed in recent years and reveals how children's needs and experiences have achieved a new visibility

Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies

Author : Smith, Carmel
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This book presents the perspectives of 22 leading figures involved in shaping the field of Childhood Studies over the last 30 years. They reflect on the changes that have taken place in the study of children and childhood, discuss ideas underpinning the field, examine current dilemmas and explore challenges for the future.

Early Childhood Studies Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice

Author : Ewan Ingleby
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Early Childhood Studies: Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice explores essential aspects of best practice within children's services in order to enhance employability skills, identifying how and why key aspects of best practice have emerged within children's services. The key elements of professional practice at the centre of the multidisciplinary work in today's children's services are considered, including: • different childhoods; • child development; • enhanced learning; • professional skills; • inclusion; • holistic practice. Each chapter draws together practical teaching experience with sound academic analysis to support those training to work in the early childhood sector, and those already practising, to raise their employability potential by identifying and evaluating best practice.

Childhood Studies

Author : Jean Mills
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The nature of childhood, the consideration of whether a certain age denotes innocence or not, and the desire to teach good citizenship to our children are all issues commonly discussed by today's media. This book brings together a variety of perspectives on the study of childhood: how this has been treated historically and how such a concept is developing as we move into the next century. The book is divided into five main sections: * part one sets the scene and provides the reader with an overview of attitudes towards childhood. * part two surveys the contribution of literature from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries * part three examines educational issues such as childrens' play, language acquisition and spiritual development * part four looks at the representation of children in film, television and other mass media * part five offers further help for study and research This book draws on a number of academic disciplines including education, literature, theology, language studies and history. It will be of particular use to those on Childhood studies courses and all those studying for a teacher qualification. Teachers of children aged between 4-12 years old will find its contribution to their continuing professional development extremely helpful.

Valuable and Vulnerable

Author : Julie Faith Parker
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Just as women in the Bible have been overlooked for much of interpretative history, children in the Bible have fascinating and compelling stories that scholars have largely ignored. This groundbreaking book focuses on children in the Hebrew Bible. The author argues that the biblical writers recognized children as different from adults and used these ideas to shape their stories. She provides conceptual and historical frameworks for understanding children and childhood, and examines Hebrew terms related to children and youth. The book introduces a new methodology of childist interpretation and applies it to the Elisha cycle (2 Kings 2-8), which contains forty-nine child characters. Combining literary insights with social-scientific evidence, the author demonstrates that children play critical roles in the world of the text as well as the culture that produced it.

Early Childhood Studies

Author : Jayne Taylor
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This new edition of a ground-breaking, popular and well-respected textbook presents you with a clear and detailed account of infancy and early childhood from an Holistic and Multi-Disciplinary perspective. The book uniquely balances the need for professionals and students to understand theory,research and policy in relation to young children's lives, giving you the ability to take an in-depth and analytical approach to understanding key early childhood issues and concepts based on children's rights.This new edition is now fully up-to-date with legislation, policy and research development.The book also includes guidance on the skills required to successfully study early childhood at degree level and includes suggestions for further reading to extend the reader's knowledge and understanding of key topics.The book draws on practical examples to promote a deeper and critical discussion about working with young children and their families and particularly the ways in which early years professionals must embrace partnership working and collaboration.Early Childhood Studies: An Holistic and Multi-disciplinary Introduction is an invaluable text for all students on courses with an early childhood element.