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Childhood in Society for the Early Years 3ed

by Rory McDowall Clark Learning Matters
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9781473944558
Format:
Pbk 200 pages
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Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This book is written for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines. It offers an introduction to the study of childhood and the different contexts within which childhood exists. The text encourages you to re-think childhood. It explores childhood from different contexts from the child within the family, to the global perspective, and the child's own perspective. It enables you to begin to understand childhood in relation to society and to develop the skills to look at childhood from a critical standpoint. This third edition includes a new chapter on The Philosophical Context - the early childhood tradition and the evolution of early years provision adding essential context to the current situation. It has been updated in line with recent changes in the Early Years sector and includes some critical examination of the current emphasis on school readiness.

The context of childhood: social understanding of childhood
The historical context: the emergence of childhood
The philosophical context: the early years tradition and evolution of early years provision
The context of the family: first experiences
The context of the setting: childhood institutions
The context of partnership: children in transition
The community context: children as citizens
The national context: children and social policy
The global context: international perspectives
The child's own context: the child's voice and agency
The future context: the twenty-first century child

Rory Clark- University of Worcester, U.K, originally trained as a nursery and primary teacher in Brighton and has a wide range of experience in broader social contexts including community development with charities, voluntary organisations and outreach youth work.