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Children, Families and Communities : 4th Edition - Jennifer Bowes

Children, Families and Communities

4th Edition


Published: 24th October 2012
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Children, Families and Communities, 4e, looks at the ways in which children, families and communities influence each other and how different contexts affect them all. There is a focus on research and theoretical grounding. Each chapter highlights both the contexts and consequences of the different subject areas.

Each chapter highlights both the contexts and consequences of the various topics relating to children's lives. The new edition has been substantially revised to reflect the latest research in the field.

There are five new chapters covering: giftedness; Children, media and technology; bullying; children in emergencies; and policy support for children, families and communities. With authors from a wide variety of fields, ranging from social work, developmental psychology and law, to sociology and social policy, the book provides a comprehensive explanation of the complicated factors that influence a child's development.

About the Authors

Jennifer Bowes is Professor of Early Childhood at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, and founding Director of the Children and Families Research Centre, Macquarie University.

Kerry Hodge is an Honorary Associate in the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University.

Rebekah Grace is a Senior Research Fellow and the Program Manager for Early Childhood Research in the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), University of New South Wales.

PART 1: APPROACHES TO THEORY AND EVIDENCE 1. The Role of Context in Children???s Development 2. Research About and with Children, Families, and Communities
PART 2: CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN 3. Developmental Disability 4. Giftedness 5. Ethnicity: Finding a Cultural Home in Australia
PART 3: FACE-TO-FACE CONTEXTS 6. Families as the Primary Context for Children 7. Interconnections Among Family, Childcare and Educational Settings 8. Children, Technology, and Media 9. Changing Contexts of Play: Losses and Opportunities 10. The Special Case of Bullying 11. Geographical and Social Isolation
PART 4: BEYOND FACE-TO-FACE CONTEXTS 12. Responsibilities in Child Protection and Out-of-home Care 13. Strong State Intervention: The Stolen Generations 14. Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Australia 15. Children in Emergency Situations: An International Perspective 16. Policy Support for Children, Families and Communities 17. Bibliography 18. Index

ISBN: 9780195576740
ISBN-10: 0195576748
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 24th October 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 19.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 4