Sociology for Childhood Studies

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Author: Alan Yeo,Tina Lovell

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340697795

Category: Children

Page: 235

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An introduction to sociological theories and models, relating key sociological concepts to childhood, family life and child care. The authors use a selection of source material to illustrate sociology in this context, and provide activities for reflection. The work addresses the sociological content of the following BTEC modules: National Legal Aspects and Social Policy; Sociological Aspects of Child Development; Community Study; and the sociological content of the following NNEB modules: Equality of Opportunity; Child Protection; Disability.

Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality

An International Perspective

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Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld,Nevena Kulic,Moris Triventi,Jan Skopek

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786432087

Category:

Page: 352

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Recognizing that social change over recent decades has strengthened the need for early childhood education and care, this book seeks to answer what role this plays in creating and compensating for social inequalities in educational attainment. Compiling 13 cross-national and multidisciplinary empirical studies on three interrelated topics, this book explores how families from different social backgrounds decide between types of childcare, how important parental care and resources at home are for children's educational success, and the consequences of early education and care for children's diverging educational destinies. Analysing a currently neglected area in sociological research, expert contributors employ the most recent country-specific longitudinal datasets in order to provide an up-to-date portrayal of the patterns and mechanisms of early educational inequality. With its extended analytical window ranging from short- to long-term educational outcomes, this book will undoubtedly appeal to students and scholars in the fields of childcare, education, and social inequality. It also contains important suggestions and evidence for practitioners and policymakers trying to combat inequality in educational opportunities.

Early Childhood Education and Care

An Introduction

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Author: Sheila Nutkins,Catriona McDonald,Mary Stephen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446207110

Category: Education

Page: 352

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By examining how young children develop and learn from conception through to the age of eight, this book explores ways to enhance professional practice in the early years. For further discussion and engagement with current issues and hot topics in Early Childhood subscribe to Sheila Nutkin's author blog.

Sociology and Social Policy for the Early Years

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Author: Alan Yeo,Tina Lovell

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340844939

Category: Child care

Page: 240

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This updated edition of the established text for child care students places new emphasis on social policy, in line with many Early Years and Playwork qualifications. There is information on the National Childcare Strategy and other new government initiatives, including Sure Start, New Deal, and Early Learning Goals. With many additional charts, diagrams, and illustrations, the book will be of great value to BTEC and other Diploma level child care students.

The Sociology of Childhood and Youth in Canada

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Author: Xiaobei Chen,Rebecca Raby,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 1773380184

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

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The sociology of childhood and youth has sparked international interest in recent years, and yet a reader highlighting Canadian work in this field has been long overdue. Filling this gap in the literature, The Sociology of Childhood and Youth in Canada brings together cutting-edge Canadian scholarship in this important and growing discipline. Thought-provoking and timely, this edited collection explores a breadth of essential topics, including research on and with children and youth, the social construction of childhood and youth, intersecting identities, and citizenship, rights, and social engagement. With a focus on social justice, the contributing authors critically examine various sites of inequality in the lives of children and young people, such as gender, sexuality, colonialism, race, class, and disability. Encouraging further development of Canadian scholarship in the sociology of childhood and youth, this unique collection ensures that young people’s voices are heard by involving them in the research process. Pedagogical supports—including learning objectives, study questions, suggested research assignments, and a comprehensive glossary—make this volume an invaluable resource for students of childhood and youth studies in Canada.

Early Childhood Studies

A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Author: Jenny Willan

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137274026

Category: Education

Page: 424

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Set to be the new go-to text for Early Childhood Studies, this comprehensive book provides an essential introduction to the field. Written in a fresh and interesting style, the book covers topics such as early childhood in a global context; historical and contemporary theories of child development; sociologies and representations of childhood; early education, diversity and inclusion; and health and well-being. A section on working with children and adults in early years contexts gives an overview of the many and varied career opportunities in the sector. The final chapters provide a guide to observing children and conducting original research in childcare settings in preparation for an extended study or dissertation. Throughout the book, Jenny Willan makes vital links between theory and practice and helps prepare students for a career working with a diverse community of children, parents and professionals. Each chapter features: Points for further critical reflection, to encourage deeper discussion and test your understanding Real-life examples and engaging case studies to help you apply theory to practice Set assignments, key topics for further discussion, and extensive signposting to further reading and resources. This is a must-read text for students on degree courses in Early Childhood Studies or those specialising in education in Early Years settings, as well as professionals already working in the field.

An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies

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Author: Trisha Maynard,Sacha Powell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293394

Category: Education

Page: 352

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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.

The Child in Society

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Author: Hazel R Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473911656

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The child has a very special place in society, and society defines and shapes childhood. Understanding childhood is essential to early years students and this book offers a great introduction. Taking a thematic approach, chapters cover: Historical and Cultural Perspectives Policy and Economic Perspectives Psychological and Biological Perspectives Contemporary Views. Each chapter prompts you to reflect on core issues and interrogate your practice and attitudes towards children in your care. This fantastic foundation will help you to begin to understand the relationship between the child and society. Visit https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-child-in-society/book240119#resources for free access to a selection of SAGE Journal Articles related to key topics in the book.

Diploma in Child Care and Education

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Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435401702

Category: Child care

Page: 658

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This hugely popular title has been fully updated to ensure it meets the needs of today's candidates. It includes the latest legislation in child care, and helps candidates focus on the diverse needs of the children in their care, covering special needs an

Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood

New perspectives in Childhood Studies

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Author: Florian Esser,Meike S. Baader,Tanja Betz,Beatrice Hungerland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317524411

Category: Education

Page: 298

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By regarding children as actors and conducting empirical research on children’s agency, Childhood Studies have gained significant influence on a wide range of different academic disciplines. This has made agency one of the key concepts of Childhood Studies, with articles on the subject featured in handbooks and encyclopaedias. Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood is the first collection devoted to the central concept of agency in Childhood Studies. With contributions from experts in the field, the chapters cover theoretical, practical, historical, transnational and institutional dimensions of agency, rekindling discussion and introducing fundamental and contemporary sociological perspectives to the field of research. Particular attention is paid to connecting agency in the social sciences with Childhood Studies, considering both the theoretical foundations and the practice of research into agency. Empirical case studies are also explored, which focus upon child protection, schools and childcare at a variety of institutions worldwide. This book is an essential reference for students and scholars of Childhood Studies, and is also relevant to Sociology, Social Work, Education, Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and Geography.

The Anthropology of Childhood

Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings

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Author: David F. Lancy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107072662

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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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.

Child Care and Education

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Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435987411

Category: Child care

Page: 433

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A variety of case studies, activities and photos help students to put theory into practice and understand the relevance of what they are learning to the real world of childcare.

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

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Author: Allison James,Adrian James

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446201899

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This book has already proved itself as a course adoption 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.

Playing to Win

Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

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Author: Hilary Levey Friedman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520276752

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 288

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"Many parents work more hours outside of the home and their lives are crowded with more obligations than ever before; many children spend their evenings and weekends trying out for all-star teams, traveling to regional and national tournaments, and eating dinner in the car while being shuttled between activities. In this vivid ethnography, based on almost 200 interviews with parents, children, coaches and teachers, Hilary Levey probes the increase in children's participation in activities outside of the home, structured and monitored by their parents, when family time is so scarce. As the parental "second shift" continues to grow, alongside it a second shift for children has emerged--especially among the middle- and upper-middle classes--which is suffused with competition rather than mere participation. What motivates these particular parents to get their children involved in competitive activities? Parents' primary concern is their children's access to high quality educational credentials--the biggest bottleneck standing in the way of, or facilitating entry into, membership in the upper-middle class. Competitive activities, like sports and the arts, are seen as the essential proving ground that will clear their children's paths to the Ivy League or other similar institutions by helping them to develop a competitive habitus. This belief, motivated both by reality and by perception, and shaped by gender and class, affects how parents envision their children's futures; it also shapes the structure of children's daily lives, what the children themselves think about their lives, and the competitive landscapes of the activities themselves"--

Cultural Worlds of Early Childhood

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Author: Dorothy Faulkner,Karen Littleton,Martin Woodhead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136223096

Category: Education

Page: 296

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This reader contains source material for an up-to-date study of child development as it applies to major issues in child care and education. The emphasis is on studying early childhood in cultural contexts - in families and in preschool settings. Part 1 elaborates a socio-cultural approach to early development, taking emotional attachment, communication and language and daycare as examples. Part 2 considers how children's emerging capacities for empathy, inter-subjectivity and social understanding enable them to negotiate, talk about and play out relationship themes, both in the family and preschool. Part 3 concentrates on early learning, with chapters on the way parents support children's acquisition of new skills, young children negotiating their role in learner-teacher relationships and toddlers learning to collaborate with each other. Part 4 continues the theme of children's initiation into socio-cultural practices from a cross-cultural perspective, with studies drawn from such diverse contexts as Cameroon, Guatemala, Italy, Japan and the United States. This is the first of three readers which have been specially prepared as readers for the Open University MA Course: ED840 Child Development in Families, Schools and Society.

Child Care and Education

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Author: Carolyn Meggitt,Julia Manning-Morton,Tina Bruce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471863639

Category:

Page: 576

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The Developing Child in the 21st Century

A global perspective on child development

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Author: Sandra Smidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135048460

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Offering a sociocultural approach to education and learning, this fascinating exploration of childhood provides an in-depth understanding of how children make sense of the world and the people in it. Examining the ways in which children express their thoughts, feelings and actively generate meaning through experience and interaction, this fully revised and updated new edition is illustrated throughout by extensive case studies and covers a diverse range of topics, including: socio-historical and global child development over time and place; the child as meaning-maker and active learner; learning in the context of family, culture, group, society; representing and re-representing the world; understanding roles, identity, race and gender; making sense of science and technology; the implications of neuroscience. Taking a clearly articulated and engaging perspective, Sandra Smidt draws upon multiple sources and ideas to illustrate many of the facets of the developing child in a contemporary context. She depicts children as symbol users, role-players, investigators and creative thinkers, and follows children's?progress in forming their understanding of their environment, asking questions about it, and expressing it through music, dance, art and constructive play. Highly accessible, and with points for reflection concluding each chapter, The Developing Child is essential reading for teachers, lecturers and students taking courses in early childhood, psychology or sociology.

Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

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Author: Sally Neaum

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967538

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This accessible core text to child development is for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines and for early years practitioners. It introduces the context of child development, how we can develop an understanding of this development and how early years practitioners can support this in practice. This new Third Edition has been updated throughout and brought into line with current policy. It references the 2014 Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and the new Early Years Teacher status. Other updates to this edition include: a new chapter on critiquing the assessment of school readiness - increasingly a topical theme in the Early Years new information and discussion of the differences between the EYFS and the first Key Stage of the National Curriculum new case studies and enhanced interactive activities.

The Sociology of Childhood

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Author: William A. Corsaro

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987512

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

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′The provision of many amusing examples from Corsaro′s own research experience with children make his book a thoroughly enjoyable read as well as a valuable critical sociological analysis of childhood′ - Sociology The Sociology of Childhood is the Second Edition of a text that has been universally acclaimed as the best book on the subject available today. It is the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective. The second edition retains the same quality coverage of social theories of childhood, the consideration of children and childhood in historical and cultural perspective, children′s peer cultures from preschool through preadolescence, and the social problems of children. The book has been updated to include new research, information, and discussions on the latest social indicators regarding children in the United States and around the world. Key Features New chapter on up-to-date methods of research for studying children. New chapters on theory, cultural change, and children′s peer cultures. New section on children′s rights including a description and discussion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Updated chapter on the Future of Childhood addresses current policy debates and changing demographics related to children in today′s societies. Contains many examples of children′s actual play and behavior. Provides photographs and charts that capture the complexity and diversity of children′s lives. The Sociology of Childhood is highly recommended for use as the core text in courses on the sociology of children and childhood, as well as for parents, teachers, and other adults interested in the social lives and development of children. It can also be used in early education, child development, and child psychology courses, and as a supplemental text in the area of family studies. William A. Corsaro is the Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he teaches courses on the sociology of childhood, childhood in contemporary society, and ethnographic research methods. Corsaro is the author of Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years (1985) and "We′re Friends, Right": Inside Kids′ Culture (2003). He was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Bologna, Italy, in 1983-84 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in Trondheim, Norway, in 2003. His research has been featured on NPR, the BBC in London, and in the New Yorker.