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Childhood Studies. An Introduction. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226024
  • Book
  • November 2003
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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.
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List of Plates.

List of Tables.

Notes on Contributors.

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I: Children And Childhood:.

1 Inter-Disciplinary Perspective: Histories Of Childhood: John Clarke (Liverpool John Moores University).

2 Self-Concept: Nicola Leather (Liverpool John Moores University).

Relationships.

3 Attachment: Nicola Leather (Liverpool John Moores University).

4 Peers: Dominic Wyse (Liverpool John Moores University).

5 Family Structures: Robert Banton (Liverpool John Moores University).

6 Parenting: Jane Baker (Hugh Baird College).

7 Parental Separation: Robert Banton (Liverpool John Moores University).

Psychology.

8 The Nature/Nurture Debate: Nicola Leather (Liverpool John Moores University).

9 Cognitive Development: Nicola Leather (Liverpool John Moores University).

10 The Development Of Language And Literacy: Dominic Wyse (Liverpool John Moores University).

11 Mental Health: John Harrison (Liverpool John Moores University).

Sociology.

12 The Sociology Of Childhood: John Clarke (Liverpool John Moores University).

13 Childhood And Juvenile Delinquency: John Clarke (Liverpool John Moores University).

14 Sexuality: John Clarke (Liverpool John Moores University).

Part II: Children And Services:.

15 Inter-Disciplinairy Perspective: Children’s Rights: Dominic Wyse (Liverpool John Moores University).

Social Welfare.

16 Overview Of Social Welfare: Ali Mekki (Liverpool Social Services).

17 The Role Of The Child And Family Social Worker: Ali Mekki (Liverpool Social Services).

18 Child Abuse: Robert Banton (Liverpool John Moores University).

Education.

19 Overview Of Children’s Education And Care: Nell Napier (Manchester Metropolitan University).

20 The Role Of The Early Years Practitioner: Ainé Sharkey (Liverpool John Moores University).

21 National Curricula: Nell Napier (Manchester Metropolitan University) And Ainé Sharkey (Liverpool John Moores University).

22 Play: Nell Napier (Manchester Metropolitan University) And Ainé Sharkey (Liverpool John Moores University).

23 International Perspectives In Early Years Education & Care: Ainé Sharkey (Liverpool John Moores University).

Health.

24 Overview Of Health: Robert Banton (Liverpool John Moores University).

25 The Role Of The Health Visitor: Robert Banton (Liverpool John Moores University).

Law.

26 Overview Of The Legal System: Angela Brennan (Liverpool John Moores University).

27 Legal Personel: Angela Brennan (Liverpool John Moores University).

28 The Children Act 1989: Angela Brennan (Liverpool John Moores University).

29 The Legal Status Of The Child: Angela Brennan (Liverpool John Moores University).

Part III: Children And Society:.

30 Inter-Disciplinary Perspective: The Demonisation Of Childhood: Dominic Wyse (Liverpool John Moores University).

Culture.

31 Toys And Games: Nell Napier (Manchester Metropolitan University).

32 Children’s Literature: Russell Jones (Manchester Metropolitan University).

33 Visual Art: Nicholas Medforth (Liverpool John Moores University).

34 Multimedia: Dominic Wyse (Liverpool John Moores University).

Equality.

35 Ethnicity And Race: Russell Jones (Manchester Metropolitan University).

36 Disabled Children: Jane Baker (Hugh Baird College).

37 Poverty: Jane Baker (Hugh Baird College).

Society.

38 Non-Government Organistions (Ngos): John Harrison (Liverpool John Moores University).

39 Children Working: Nicholas Medforth (Liverpool John Moores University).

40 Research With Children: Dominic Wyse (Liverpool John Moores University).

Appendix 1: Further Reflections On The Activities.

Glossary.

Index

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Dominic Wyse Liverpool John Moores University.
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