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Childhood and Youth Studies

Childhood and Youth Studies

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Childhood & Youth Studies

July 2007 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
This book introduces the inter-disciplinary study of childhood and youth and the multi-agency practice of professionals who serve the needs of children, young people and their families. Exploring key theories and central ideas, research methodology, policy and practice, it takes a holistic, contextual approach that values difference and diversity. It examines concepts such as identity, representation, creativity and discourse and issues such as ethnicity, gender and the 'childhood in crisis' thesis. Furthermore, it challenges opinion by exploring complex and controversial modern-day issues, and by engaging with a range of perspectives to highlight debates within the field.
Part 1: Social and Cultural Perspectives of Childhood and Youth
Social Constructions of Childhood and Youth
Living and Learning in Different Communities: cross-cultural comparisons
Childhood in Crisis?
Children and Risk
Part 2: Childhood and Youth Development
Origins of Human Behaviour
Social and Emotional development
Cognitive development
Part 3: Difference, Diversity and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Children with Special Educational Needs
Entitlement and Potential-Overcoming Barriers to Achievement
Policy into Practice- Working with Children in Need of Protection
The Reflective Practitioner

"Reflective activities are extremely good and can be used in class." (Julie Harris, Course Leader, Filton College)

This has helped with looking at youth studies from a different perspective and you find more information that is easy to use

Mrs Karen Cooke
childhood studies, North Manchester Community College
October 17, 2016

This is an excellent book that discusses relevant themes and issues useful when teaching degree courses in Early Childhood Studies . This is really useful to extend and encourage knowledge further.

Mrs Svetlana Shivacheva
University Centre Croydon, Croydon College
April 21, 2015

This book provides an excellent account of how both policy and theory has an impact on both childhood and youth studies, where the latter is often not covered within childhood studies.

Dr Pete King
School of Human and Health Science, Swansea Univ.
June 30, 2014

A basic text to support low level understanding

Mrs Laura Cochrane
Health and Care, Middlesbrough College
March 4, 2014

A really useful book which is helpful to both students and practitioners alike.

Mr Dave Merryweather
Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool Hope University
June 13, 2013

Used on Foundation degree to support many other books on Working with Children & Families unit

Sue Parker
Early Years, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
February 8, 2013

This book is recommended for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood degree students. The chapters are relevant; they cover a variety of disciplines within early years.

Ms Eva Mikuska
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
November 1, 2012

good supportive additional text for EY studies on EYP pathways

Mrs Jane Joyce
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
October 17, 2012

A good book for supplementing a variety of subjects in child health nursing programmes

Dr Ann Bevan
Department of Nursing, Bournemouth University
October 9, 2012

Paula Zwozdiak-Myers

Paula is Programme Leader of Childhood and Youth Studies at De Montfort University with particular interests in psychosocial aspects of human behaviour and development, movement studies, communication skills and qualitative approaches to research. She values difference and diversity, promotes potential and entitlement, and wholeheartedly supports the inclusive agenda. More About Author

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