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Understanding Childhood and Adolescence

by Namita Ranganathan SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Pbk 444 pages
AU$75.00 NZ$80.00
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This book links theories in educational psychology with concerns of contemporary Indian society by underscoring human development and diversity as the dominant factors that affect early years of life. 

About the Book
Basic Concepts and Ideas in Human Development and Diversity - Namita Ranganathan
Developmental Patterns in Early Childhood - Geeta Rai
Early Childhood Care and Education: Policy, Practices and Innovations - Suhasini Kanwar
Perspectives on Children and Childhood - Ravneet Kaur
Childhood in India: A Socio-Historical Trajectory - Nidhi Gulati
Rights of Children in Difficult Circumstances - Kavita Vasudev
Policy Perspectives on Protection Services for Children - Kavita Vasudev
Understanding Adolescence: Theories, Issues and Debates - Vishakha Kumar
Growing Up in a Digital World - Chandan Shrivastav
Peer Relationships in Childhood and Adolescence - Rashi Mukhopadhayay
Understanding Gender: Concepts and Ideas - Neema Chaurasiya
Understanding Diversity and Inclusion - Yukti Sharma
Defining Intelligence: From IQ to Multiple Intelligences - Charu Sharma
Addressing Gender Diversity in Children and Adolescents - Shivani Arora
Demystifying the Notions of Self and Identity - Toolika Wadhwa
Researching Children and Adolescents: Approaches and Strategies - Toolika Wadhwa
New Directions in Understanding Human Development
Essay 1: Revisiting Childhood from an Interdisciplinary Lens - Sandeep Kumar
Essay 2: Some Questions on the Discourse of Human Development - Vikas Baniwal

Namita Ranganathan is a Professor at the Department of Education, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. She has over thirty years of teaching experience in teacher education programmes. Her specialisations are in the area of developmental psychology, personality psychology and education for mental health. She has been extensively engaged with schools across the country through various projects with The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), CARE India, Aga Khan Foundation and Save the Children, among others. She has also been on several management bodies of Kendriya Vidyalayas and several private schools.