Description : The book, with comprehensive and practicable coverage, acquaints its readers with thorough knowledge and skills to help the growing children in their proper growth and development enabling them to reach the limit of their excellence on one hand, and instilling in them the sense of responsibility towards their society and nation on the other hand. It dwells on the essential topics such as nature of the process of growth and development going on at the various ages and developmental stages of children, their developmental needs and characteristics, individual differences and diversities existing among them, development of various abilities and capacities like intelligence, creativity, and overall personality characteristics, nature of the age-linked behavioural problems, adjustment and mental health, parenting styles, and methods of dealing with the behavioural problems, adjustment, and stressful conditions of the developing children. The text equips the readers with all what is in demand for helping the developing children at this juncture of rapid industrialisation, globalisation, urbanisation, modernisation and economic change. It is primarily designed for the undergraduate students of education and elementary education. KEY FEATURES • Incorporates quite advanced topics such as emotional intelligence, use of reflective journals, anecdotal records and narratives as method of understanding child’s behaviour, and so on • Includes detailed discussion of theories of child development, theories of learning, theories of intelligence, theories of achievement motivation, theories of creativity, and theories of personality • Offers engaging language and user-friendly mode of discussion • Adequately illustrated with examples, figures and tables • Comprises chapter-end summary for quick glance of the concepts.
Description : Childhood. We've all known it, but do we remember what it was like? Can we as adults relate to children or do we misunderstand them? Do we hanker after an unrealistic ideal of innocence that probably never was? To what extent has childhood become an adult-imagined universe? There is so much social anxiety surrounding their behaviour, nutrition, sexuality, consumerism and educational achievement that children may well have become the victims of inappropriate adult perceptions. In today's ASBO-afflicted Britain, Libby Brooks suggests that there is much we don't understand about contemporary childhood. The Story of Childhood explores this idea as Libby Brooks talks to nine very different children between the ages of four and sixteen growing up in Britain today. The public schoolboy, the young offender, the teenage mum, the country lad, for example, talk amusingly, frankly, and sometimes shockingly about their own lives conveying a sense of immediate experience that is thought-provoking and illuminating. Enriched by insights from literature, sociology, history and psychology, this is a remarkable piece of writing. Anyone who cares about the welfare of children should read this important book.
Description : Written by an international expert on the effects of media on children, The Death of Childhood provides a fascinating—and sobering—look at what it means to grow up in America today. Following in the footsteps of Neil Postman, Marie Winn, and Mary Pipher, this riveting and heart-breaking book is an obituary to childhood, exploring its origins and tracing its progress to what could be its bitter end in the early 21st century—if we don’t act now to resuscitate it. No longer are we raising children in the idyllic world that many of today’s grandparents and parents remember—a world filled with kick-the-can, unsupervised bike adventures and dog-walking, and the freedom to explore. Now, thanks to the Internet, new technology, and social networking, the complexion of childhood has changed and there are no adult “secrets” anymore—the answer to every question exists a fingertip’s reach away in cyberspace. It’s not just technology and media that are changing, childhood is also suffering the effects of underfunded schools, inattentive parents, a plethora of guns, and a hostile society. Despite all of that, this book shows that there is hope, and offers solutions to restore the charm and innocence of childhood.
Description : Children today are growing up in an increasingly commercialised world. But should we see them as victims of manipulative marketing, or as competent participants in consumer culture? The Material Child provides a comprehensive critical overview of debates about children’s changing engagement with the commercial market. It moves from broad overviews of the theory and history of children’s consumption to insightful case studies of key areas such as obesity, sexualisation, children’s broadcasting and education. In the process, it challenges much of the received wisdom about the effects of advertising and marketing, arguing for a more balanced account that locates children’s consumption within a broader analysis of social relationships, for example within the family and the peer group. While refuting the popular view of children as incompetent and vulnerable consumers that is adopted by many campaigners, it also rejects the easy celebration of consumption as an expression of children’s power and autonomy. Written by one of the leading international scholars in the field, The Material Child will be of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers, as well as parents, teachers and others who work directly with children.
Description : Growing Up combines two flourishing historical fields—the history of childhood and world history—to address the question of how much of childhood is natural and how much is historically determined. The first lecture gauges the impact of the development of agriculture, civilization, and religion upon the premodern experience of childhood. The second lecture contrasts modern perspectives on childhood with more traditional ones before investigating how and why modern perspectives developed and spread. These lectures clearly demonstrate that the transformation of childhood is both recent and sweeping.
Description : Following on from the best-selling Child Development from Birth to Eight (see page 4) this book looks at the changes that affect children and young people as they progress from middle childhood to the threshold of adulthood.Development is contextualised in the context of children’s daily lives and those of their families. With practical suggestions, this book will be equally valuable to parents and all professionals working with children.
Description : Historians have paid little attention to the lives and contributions of children who took part in westward expansion. In this major study of American childhood, now available again in paperback, Elliott West explores how children helped shape--and in turn were shaped by--the frontier experience. Frontier children's first vivid perceptions of the new country, when deepened by their work, play, and exploration, forged a stronger bond with their surroundings than that of their elders. Through diaries, journals, letters, novels, and oral and written reminiscences, West has reconstructed the lives of the children who grew to become the first truly Western generation.