Childhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood by Jean MillsChildhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood by Jean Mills

Childhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood

EditorJean Mills, Richard Mills

Paperback | February 1, 2000

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The nature of childhood, the consideration of whether a certain age denotes innocence or not, and the desire to teach good citizenship to our children are all issues commonly discussed by today's media. This book brings together a variety of perspectives on the study of childhood: how this has been treated historically and how such a concept is developing as we move into the next century.
The book is divided into five main sections:
*part onesets the scene and provides the reader with an overview of attitudes towards childhood.
*part twosurveys the contribution of literature from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
*part threeexamines educational issues such as childrens' play, language acquisition and spiritual development
*part fourlooks at the representation of children in film, television and other mass media
*part fiveoffers further help for study and research
This book draws on a number of academic disciplines including education, literature, theology, language studies and history. It will be of particular use to those on Childhood studies courses and all those studying for a teacher qualification. Teachers of children aged between 4-12 years old will find its contribution to their continuing professional development extremely helpful.
Jean Mills is very experienced as both a classroom practitioner and lecturer. She is currently Principal Lecturer, Head of the English Department and Programme Leader for the BA in Childhood Studies at Westhill College, University of Birmingham. Richard Mills taught for many years in schools before going on to lecture. He is currently ...
Title:Childhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of ChildhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:February 1, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415214157

ISBN - 13:9780415214155

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Childhood is a time for learning, exploring and understanding the world in which we live. For this reason, childhood education is vitally important for later development. Jean Mills and Richard Mills present a wide range of views on the study of childhood, including the subject’s historical treatment and its continuing development in the 21st century. Informative and insightful, Childhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood is an invaluable professional development tool for teachers of children ages four through 12.