Children, Families and Communities

Paperback | November 28, 2016

EditorRebekah Grace, Kerry Hodge, Catherine McMahon

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The child development field is changing all the time, and with each edition Children Families and Communities has endeavoured to reflect contemporary thinking, current theory and research, as well as the most topical issues. The editors also flag the issues that they see as important to movingthe field forward, such as the importance of child voice and participation in decision making relating to research, policy and practice. This fifth edition is focused on child development within the Australian context and the factors that influence childrens development. These include the effects of ability, ethnicity, family, school, neighbourhood (including rural, urban and remote communities) and state interventions and policies.The structure continues to reflect the contextual layers described in Bronfenbrenners bioecological model. All of the individual chapters have been reconceptualised and rewritten to reflect current research evidence and theory development. The book benefits from the contributions of experts with child development backgrounds alongside those who think about childhood within the disciplinary frames of sociology, history, social work, education, health, and law. The authors bring exceptional academic, policy, and practicalexperience.

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The child development field is changing all the time, and with each edition Children Families and Communities has endeavoured to reflect contemporary thinking, current theory and research, as well as the most topical issues. The editors also flag the issues that they see as important to movingthe field forward, such as the importance o...

Rebekah Grace is Senior Researcher and Macquarie University Vice Chancellors Innovative Fellow, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University. Kerry Hodge is Honorary Associate at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University. Catherine McMahon is Associate Professor at the Centre for Emotional Health, Psychology Departme...

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PART A - APPROACHES TO THEORY AND EVIDENCE1. Child Development in Context2. Research about and with Children, Families, and CommunitiesPART B - CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN3. Children with Developmental Disability4. Advanced Development5. Cultural Belonging and Being at Home in Australia6. Family as the Primary Context of Childrens Development7. Challenging Contexts for Contemporary Australian Families8. Interconnections among Family, Childcare, and Education9. Children and Technology in a Smart Device World10. Active Outdoor Play11. Relationships with PeersPART C - BEYOND FACE-TO-FACE CONTEXTS12. Child Protection and Out-of-Home Care13. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families: The Legacy of Strong State14. Early Education and Child Care Policy in Australia15. Children in Fragile Contexts: An International Perspective on Early Childhood in Emergency and16. Effective Policy to Support Children, Families and Communities