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Childhood and Youth Studies
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Childhood and Youth Studies

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Childhood and 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
 
Adolescence
 
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

This is a very useful text for students as it considers the social context and perceptions related to a number of key issues including 'risk'. The ideas in the book have really helped students to understand socially constructed ideas and values.

Sarah Wilkins
School of Education, Brighton University
September 17, 2012

This book is an essential text to accompany a Childhood and Youth studies degree/Foundation degree. The psychosocial elements are well covered and the chapters are highly relevant for degree studies within this discipline and any related Childhood degree topics.

Mrs Zoe Nangah
Childhood Studies, Stockport College
August 10, 2012

A useful text for anyone teaching/studying a programme involving the study of children/young people aged 0 - 19 years.

Ms Deborah Abbott
Relate Institute, Doncaster University Centre
July 11, 2012

Essential reading for more than one unit of the degree.

Ms Gill ALBON
Department of Social Work (Luton), Bedfordshire University
June 29, 2012

Clear learning objectives, summary of key points and avctivities throughout to embed the concepts. Visual representations enable students to engage with the text.

Ms Yasmin Stefanov-King
Scarborough School of Education, Hull University
May 14, 2012

This is a useful text and one which students find particularly accessible. Student friendly. Good foundation information which students can build upon.

Elaine Mitchell
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
February 9, 2012
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