Childhood in Society for the Early Years
- Rory McDowall Clark - University of Worcester, UK
Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it.
This book is written for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines. It offers an introduction to the study of childhood and the different contexts within which childhood exists. The text encourages students to re-think childhood, exploring it from different contexts whether looking at the child within the family, global perspectives or the child's own perspective. It enables readers to begin to understand childhood in relation to society and to develop the skills to look at childhood from a critical standpoint.
This is a welcome fourth edition of a text that is much appreciated for its sociological approach to understanding children as young citizens. This supports studies on undergraduate early years courses, particularly at levels 4 and 5. Thank you very much.
I find this book very useful as it touches on different aspects of childhood. The section on global context is very good as it presents other perspectives on childhood in general.
An excellent text addressing historical, national, international and contemporary issues of childhood in the early years. Students new to studies of early years education will find this an accessible text to enhance their knowledge and understanding of societal issues of childhood.
Great reading for personal and social development pinned to society and our current understanding of what impacts childhood.
This book is user friendly and covers a range of sociological elements. My students love this book!
Very useful, learners report up to date information regtarding policy within early years useful for unit 400 - theories of development. easy to follow and laid out.
A great introductory read for our students. Gives an overview of some of the central topics relating to early childhood contexts
Key text for our child development module; good to see updates on the digital child.