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Discovering The Culture Of Childhood

Author : Emily Plank
ISBN : 9781605544632
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Discovering Successful Pathways In Children S Development

Author : Thomas S. Weisner
ISBN : 0226886646
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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.

Children Childhood And Cultural Heritage

Author : Kate Darian-Smith
ISBN : 9780415529945
Genre : Social Science
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Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage explores how the everyday experiences of children, and their imaginative and creative worlds, are collected, interpreted and displayed in museums and on monuments, and represented through objects and cultural lore. Young people constitute up to half the population of any given society, but their lives are inescapably influenced by the expectations and decisions of adults. As a result, children’s distinct experiences are frequently subsumed within the broader histories and heritage of their families and communities. And while adults inevitably play a prominent role in children’s lives, children are also active creators of their own cultures. As this volume so vividly demonstrate, the cultural heritage of children is rich and varied, and highly revealing of past and present attitudes to children and their work, play, creativity, and human rights. The essays in this book span the experiences of children from classical Rome to the present moment, and examine the diverse social and historical contexts underlying the public representations of childhood in Britain, Europe, North America, Australia, North Africa and Japan. Case studies examine the heritage of schools and domestic spaces; the objects and games of play; the commemoration of child Holocaust survivors; memorials to Indigenous child-removal under colonial regimes; children as collectors of objects and as authors of juvenilia; curatorial practices at museums of childhood; and the role of children as visitors to historical sites. Until now, the cultural heritage of children and the representations of childhood have been largely absent from scholarly discussions of museology, heritage places and material culture. This volume rectifies that gap, bringing together international experts in children’s histories and heritage. Aimed at a wide readership of students, academics, and museum and heritage professionals, Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage authoritatively defines the key issues in this exciting new field.

Discovering Child Development

Author : Carol Lynn Martin
ISBN : 9780547003610
Genre : Psychology
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Cengage Learning is pleased to welcome the author team of Carol Lynn Martin and Richard Fabes, and to offer their Discovering Child Development in a new edition aligned with our robust technology program. With targeted pedagogy, an unsurpassed illustration program that appeals to visual learners, and an emphasis on linking critical thinking about the issues to the real world, this text is ideally structured for chronological child development courses. The authors demonstrate the ways in which people, contexts, and experiences affect development, and why this stage of life is so unique. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering World Cultures Through Literature

Author : Gerry Edwards
ISBN : 0673361306
Genre : Children's literature
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This text aims to help students explore, through popular literature, the independent and dynamic relationships that exist between culture and environments. The book contains 11 thematic units providing literature suggestions, related activities, questions, discussion points and projects.

Child Maltreatment

Author : Cindy Lou Miller-Perrin
ISBN : 1412926688
Genre : Psychology
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Thoroughly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of Child Maltreatment: An Introduction disseminates current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. Uniquely offering both a psychological and sociological focus, this core text helps students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment.

The Nineteenth Century Child And Consumer Culture

Author : Dennis Denisoff
ISBN : 0754661563
Genre : Business & Economics
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This diverse collection addresses not only the roles assigned to children in the context of nineteenth-century consumer culture, but also children themselves as agents in the formation of that culture. Topics include child performers on the Victorian stag

Discovering Popular Culture

Author : Anna Tomasino
ISBN : 0321355962
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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International Views presents international perceptions of the U.S.'s relationship to the world, as well as views of that relationship from inside the United States, offering opportunities for students to examine the lines of political, ideological, and cultural conflict that can both enrich our international experience and threaten our understanding of America's place in the world.

Discovering Culture

Author : Beryl Lieff Benderly
ISBN : PSU:000006569679
Genre : Anthropology, cultural
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Popular Culture Piracy And Outlaw Pedagogy

Author : Elizabeth Alford Pollock
ISBN : 9789462096134
Genre : Education
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Popular Culture, Piracy, and Outlaw Pedagogy explores the relationship between power and resistance by critiquing the popular cultural image of the pirate represented in Pirates of the Caribbean. Of particular interest is the reliance on modernism’s binary good/evil, Sparrow/Jones, how the films’ distinguish the two concepts/characters via corruption, and what we may learn from this structure which I argue supports neoliberal ideologies of indifference towards the piratical Other. What became evident in my research is how the erasure of corruption via imperial and colonial codifications within seventeenth century systems of culture, class hierarchies, and language succeeded in its re-presentation of the pirate and members of a colonized India as corrupt individuals with empire emerging from the struggle as exempt from that corruption. This erasure is evidenced in Western portrayals of Somali pirates as corrupt Beings without any acknowledgement of transnational corporations’ role in provoking pirate resurgence in that region. This forces one to re-examine who the pirate is in this situation. Erasure is also evidenced in current interpretations of both Bush’s No Child Left Behind and Obama’s Race to the Top initiative. While NCLB created conditions through which corruption occurred, I demonstrate how Race to the Top erases that corruption from the institution of education by placing it solely into the hands of teachers, thus providing the institution a “free pass” to engage in any behavior it deems fit. What pirates teach us, then, are potential ways to thwart the erasure process by engaging a pedagogy of passion, purpose, radical love and loyalty to the people involved in the educational process.

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