OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Children, Families and Communities (5th Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780190304461

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¥7,304
Author: 
Rebekah Grace; Kerry Hodge; Catherine McMahon
Pages
432 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
190 x 245 mm
Pub date
Oct 2016
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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 moving the 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 practical experience.

Index: 

PART A - APPROACHES TO THEORY AND EVIDENCE
Chapter 1 Child Development in Context
Chapter 2 Research about and with Children, Families, and Communities

PART B - CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN
Chapter 3 Children with Developmental Disability
Chapter 4 Advanced Development
Chapter 5 Cultural Belonging and Being at Home in Australia
Chapter 6 Family as the Primary Context of Childrens Development
Chapter 7 Challenging Contexts for Contemporary Australian Families
Chapter 8 Interconnections among Family, Childcare, and Education
Chapter 9 Children and Technology in a Smart Device World
Chapter 10 Active Outdoor Play
Chapter 11 Relationships with Peers

PART C - BEYOND FACE-TO-FACE CONTEXTS
Chapter 12 Child Protection and Out-of-Home Care
Chapter 13 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families: The Legacy of Strong State
Chapter 14 Early Education and Child Care Policy in Australia
Chapter 15 Children in Fragile Contexts: An International Perspective on Early Childhood in Emergency and
Chapter 16 Effective Policy to Support Children, Families and Communities

About the author: 

Rebekah Grace- Senior Researcher and Macquarie University Vice Chancellors Innovative Fellow, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University; Kerry Hodge- Honorary Associate, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University; Catherine McMahon- Associate Professor, Centre for Emotional Health, Psychology Department, Macquarie University

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