Children, Families and Communities

Paperback | November 24, 2012

byJennifer Bowes, Rebekah Grace, Kerry Hodge

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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 thedifferent 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 andtechnology; 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.

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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 thedifferent subject areas. Each chapter highlights ...

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. Rebekah Grace is a Senior Research Fellow and the Program Manager for Early Childhood Research in the Centre for Health Equity Training, Res...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:November 24, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Figures and TablesPrefaceAcknowledgmentsContributorsPART 1: APPROACHES TO THEORY AND EVIDENCE1. The Role of Context in Children's Development2. Research About and with Children, Families, and CommunitiesPART 2: CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN3. Developmental Disability4. Giftedness5. Ethnicity: Finding a Cultural Home in AustraliaPART 3: FACE-TO-FACE CONTEXTS6. Families as the Primary Context for Children7. Interconnections Among Family, Childcare and Educational Settings8. Children, Technology, and Media9. Changing Contexts of Play: Losses and Opportunities10. The Special Case of Bullying11. Geographical and Social IsolationPART 4: BEYOND FACE-TO-FACE CONTEXTS12. Responsibilities in Child Protection and Out-of-home Care13. Strong State Intervention: The Stolen Generations14. Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Australia15. Children in Emergency Situations: An International Perspective16. Policy Support for Children, Families and CommunitiesBibliographyIndex