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Education and Constructions of Childhood - Contemporary Issues in Education Studies (Paperback)
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Education and Constructions of Childhood - Contemporary Issues in Education Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 12/01/2012
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This is an informative and contemporary guide to a key area of Education Studies BA courses offering an introduction to the emergence of modern and post-modern childhoods. "Education and Constructions of Childhood" considers the social construction of childhood through the institutions of education. Grounded in a strong conceptual, theoretical framework, this accessible text will guide the reader through this evolving area. Reflective exercises, interviews, chapter summaries and useful websites will encourage and support student learning and the application of new concepts. "Education and Constructions of Childhood" is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on education studies and related courses. This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of texts to introduce the contemporary issues that are covered in Education Studies, and related programmes. Each book develops a key theme in contemporary education, such as: Multiculturalism; The social construction of childhood; Urban education; eLearning and multimedia; and, Language and literacy. A key feature of this series is the critical exploration of education in times of rapid change, with links made between such developments in wider social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Further, contextualised extracts from important primary texts, such as Bourdieu, Piaget and Vygotsky, will ensure students' exposure to dominant contemporary theories in the field of education. Grounded in a strong conceptual, theoretical framework and presented in an accessible way with the use of features such as case studies, activities and visual devices to encourage and support student learning and the application of new concepts, this series will serve well as collection of core texts for the Education Studies student and lecturer.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781847060259
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


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'Education and the Constructions of Childhood isimmediately accessible and engaging to undergraduates who are embarking on astudy of childhood. This book provides a strong and cohesive framework for understanding the development of the ideaof childhood over time. There are useful activities scattered throughout the textthat will support the readers own ideas and their thinking as they engage withthe text. This book should be recommended as core reading for all first yearstudents on courses as diverse as Early Childhood Studies, Education Studiesand Initial Teacher Training.' Derek Kassem, Principal Lecturer and Centre Leader forEducation and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
'Blundell provides anauthoritative overview of the many publications about the social constructionof childhood, coupled with an original analysis of the moral and theologicalorigins of the concept of childhood and their relevance to contemporary societyand schooling. This is an important book for those involved in the educationand care of children at all levels.' StephenWard, Dean of the School of Education, Bath Spa University, UK
'Blundell provides an authoritative overview of the many publications about the social construction of childhood, coupled with an original analysis of the moral and theological origins of the concept of childhood and their relevance to contemporary society and schooling. This is an important book for those involved in the education and care of children at all levels.' Stephen Ward, Dean of the School of Education, Bath Spa University, UK
'Education and the Constructions of Childhood is immediately accessible and engaging to undergraduates who are embarking on a study of childhood. This book provides a strong and cohesive framework for understanding the development of the idea of childhood over time. There are useful activities scattered throughout the text that will support the readers own ideas and their thinking as they engage with the text. This book should be recommended as core reading for all first year students on courses as diverse as Early Childhood Studies, Education Studies and Initial Teacher Training.' Derek Kassem, Principal Lecturer and Centre Leader for Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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