Childhood Studies: An Introduction
January 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This text introduces students to the key issues in the study of childhood, from infancy through to adulthood, from an interdisciplinary and multi-professional perspective.
- A broad-ranging introductory guide to key issues in the study of childhood.
- Approaches childhood studies from an interdisciplinary and multi-professional perspective.
- Presents the basics of psychology, social welfare, education, health, law, culture, rights, politics, and economics as they relate to children.
- For each discipline, the role of relevant professionals, such as social workers, nursery teachers, paediatric nurses and child lawyers, is also considered.
- Contributors have both practical and academic backgrounds in a range of specialist areas.
- Each chapter includes an independent learning activity, case studies, a glossary and annotated bibliography.
- Will inspire debate in the classroom about childhood issues.