Discovering The Culture Of Childhood

Author: Emily Plank
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605544639
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View the culture of childhood through a whole new lens. Identify age-based bias and expand your outlook on and understanding of early childhood as a culture. Examine various elements of childhood culture: language, belief economics, arts, and social structure to understand children's dispositions of questioning, engagement, and cooperation. Emily Plank specializes in play-based education, diversity and culture in early childhood education, and outdoor learning. In 2011, the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children identified Emily as one of seven emerging leaders. She earned her bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University. She and her family currently reside in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Under Pressure

Author: Carl Honore
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307369560
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From the bestselling author of In Praise of Slow comes a fascinating and urgent look at childhood today and how we are raising a generation of overprogrammed, overachieving, exhausted children. For generations of children, growing up was a pretty simple business: you went to school for a few hours a day, you dabbled in hobbies and sports, and the rest of the time you played. Or maybe you just day-dreamed. Carl Honoré explains how our modern approach to children is backfiring: our kids are fatter, more myopic, more injured, more depressed and more medicated than any previous generation. By using children as a way to relive our own lives, or as a way to make up for our personal shortcomings, we have destroyed the magic and innocence of childhood. Under Pressure is not a parenting manual but a call to action; we must do better for our children. Using fascinating anecdotes about obsessive parents (including one about the father of a tennis player who drugged all his child’s opponents), solid research and personal insight, Honoré explains the over-parenting phenomenon, dispels myths and rallies for change in clear and persuasive prose. Topics explored include the use of technology as babysitting, how enrolling children in hours of extracurriculars every week can do more harm than good and how we underestimate the resilience of our children at the expense of their freedom. From the Hardcover edition.

Sticks And Stones

Author: Emily Bazelon
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812992806
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Offers insights into teen bullying in the Internet era, counseling parents, educators, advocates, and kids on how to understand its dynamics and consequences and take appropriate protective measures.

The Anthropology Of Childhood

Author: David F. Lancy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107072662
Size: 14.44 MB
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Enriched with anecdotes from ethnography and the daily media, this revised edition examines family structure, reproduction, profiles of children's caretakers, their treatment at different ages, their play, work, schooling, and transition to adulthood. The result is a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present.

Growing Up In A Culture Of Respect

Author: Inge Bolin
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292783116
Size: 78.12 MB
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Far from the mainstream of society, the pastoral community of Chillihuani in the high Peruvian Andes rears children who are well-adjusted, creative, and curious. They exhibit superior social and cognitive skills and maintain an attitude of respect for all life as they progress smoothly from childhood to adulthood without a troubled adolescence. What makes such child-rearing success even more remarkable is that "childhood" is not recognized as a distinct phase of life. Instead, children assume adult rights and responsibilities at an early age in order to help the community survive in a rugged natural environment and utter material poverty. This beautifully written ethnography provides the first full account of child-rearing practices in the high Peruvian Andes. Inge Bolin traces children's lives from birth to adulthood and finds truly amazing strategies of child rearing, as well as impressive ways of living that allow teenagers to enjoy the adolescent stage of their lives while contributing significantly to the welfare of their families and the community. Throughout her discussion, Bolin demonstrates that traditional practices of respect, whose roots reach back to pre-Columbian times, are what enable the children of the high Andes to mature into dignified, resilient, and caring adults.

Childhood Into Adolescence

Author: John Newson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138565944
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Re-examining Childhood into Adolescence: Discovering the lost Newson manuscript, previously unpublished, looks at the children at the age of 11 years, describing their lives and making links with their past and future experiences. The first six chapters focus on experiences at 11 years but the final chapter addresses difficult behaviour and its antecedents and includes some data from the 16-year-old interviews.

Discovering Media Literacy

Author: Renee Hobbs
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452205639
Size: 47.31 MB
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This is a book about literacy in the broadest and most inclusive sense of the word, a book about helping our students acquire the key competencies they need if they are to be effective communicators in today's increasingly digital and media-saturated world. The founders of the "Powerful Voices for Kids" program offer: ideas for promoting digital and media literacy through a variety of technology tools; strategies for activating critical-thinking skills when viewing symbolic forms; and staff development models you can use to set up your own digital and media literacy initiative.

Developing Destinies

Author: Barbara Rogoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195319907
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Developing Destinies is an engaging narrative of one remarkable person's life and the life of her community that blends psychology, anthropology, and history to reveal the integral role that culture plays in human development.

Theories Of Childhood Second Edition

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542482
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Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. Theories of Childhood provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help early childhood professionals be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education. Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.

Discovering Successful Pathways In Children S Development

Author: Thomas S. Weisner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226886640
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Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development provides a new perspective on the study of childhood and family life. Successful development is enhanced when communities provide meaningful life pathways that children can seek out and engage. Successful pathways include both a culturally valued direction for development and competence in skills that matter for a child's subsequent success as a person as well as a student, parent, worker, or citizen. To understand successful pathways requires a mix of qualitative, quantitative, and ethnographic methods—the state of the art for research practice among developmentalists, educators, and policymakers alike. This volume includes new studies of minority and immigrant families, school achievement, culture, race and gender, poverty, identity, and experiments and interventions meant to improve family and child contexts. Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development will be of enormous value to everyone interested in the issues of human development, education, and social welfare, and among professionals charged with the task of improving the lives of children in our communities.