A Child's World is a major Channel 4 TV tie-in, which examines the development of children between the ages of 2 and 12. Focusing on behavior and the mind, it charts the achievement that mark the journey to becoming a fully fledged person. Illustrated with photographs, the book examines how children gain a sense of self; navigate the social world; learn the vital skill of lying; make sense of the physical world; come to understand life, death and sex; and finally reach full independence.
Rev. ed. of: The child's world: assessing children in need. 2001.
Written for professionals involved in the assessment of children in need, this book is a comprehensive guide to recent developments in research and practice. It looks at the policy framework for assessment, the actual process of assessment, how to assess the developmental needs of children and how to assess their parents' and family's capacity to meet those needs. The contributors are experts from a range of fields and the guide, which was developed by the NSPCC and is published in association with them, is designed to facilitate productive joint agency work. Key topics covered include: * ecological perspectives on the child and the family * attachment theory and child development * assessing families where the parents have a learning disability * working with children and families from minority ethnic groups * the effect of sexual abuse within the family on the assessment process * assessment prior to birth. Originally commissioned by the Department of Health, and outlining the developments and theory underpinning their Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families this book will be essential reading for qualified and trainee social workers and those completing the Post Qualifying Award in Child Care. It will also be an indispensable guide for psychologists, teachers, health visitors, and any other professionals and qualifying professionals involved in the assessment of children in need.
This chronologically organized text,designed for the Child Development course,is well known for the author team's clear, accessible writing style and innovative pedagogical learning system. A Child's World builds on these strengths with full integration of current Canadian child development research, statistics, and examples and detailed coverage of Canadian policies and institutions that impact child development.A continual focus on the diverse groups that comprise our multicultural society makes the text relevant to students' experiences.Applauded by reviewers and adopters for its combination of research coverage with applications and real-life examples,the text continues to include superior coverage of cross-cultural and social policy topics.
Stimulated by the publication of The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris, Parenting and the Child's World was conceived around the notion that there are multiple sources of influence on children's development, including parenting behavior, family resources, genetic and other biological factors, as well as social influences from peers, teachers, and the community at large. The text's 39 contributors search for when, where, and how parenting matters and the major antecedents and moderators of effective parenting. The chapters focus on the major conceptual issues and empirical approaches that underlie our understanding of the importance of parenting for child development in academic, socio-emotional, and risk-taking domains. Additional goals are to show how culture and parenting are interwoven, to chart future research directions, and to help parents and professionals understand the implications of major research findings.
Annotation. "What skills are required to help children navigate these very different spaces? How do they construct their identity and sense of place? How can educators bring order to their experiences and promote learning for the future?" "The Child's World strives to answer these questions and more. Drawing on contributions from educators worldwide, it incorporates recent research and case studies to provide insight into how children interact with the world around them, and how this understanding can be used to improve learning."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.