Children, Youth and Development (Routledge Perspectives on by Nicola Ansell

By Nicola Ansell

Children represent a wide a part of the inhabitants of constructing international locations. in the course of the constructing global, studies of formative years are super different, either among locations and among young ones specifically areas, from the foreign point via to the various remedy of a boy and a lady in the comparable family.

This informative ebook considers concerns akin to schooling, baby labour, road childrens, baby infantrymen, refugees, baby slaves, the influence of environmental swap and risks on teenagers and how that kids, with the passion and effort to lead to switch, should be enabled to take part in 'development'.

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Skelton, T. and Valentine, G. (eds) (1998) Cool places: geographies of youth cultures, London: Routledge – an edited collection with a useful introduction to the study of youth cultures. Journals Relevant articles are published in a variety of journals including Childhood. uk/ contains a history of the 3 organisation. org/ contains detailed pages of history as well as some 5 of the key documents relating to recent events such as the World Summit for 6 Children and the UN Special Session. org/youth/ has plentiful information 8 about young people.

40 The most influential developmental psychologist of the twentieth 1 century was Jean Piaget. 1 Piaget’s developmental stages Age Stage Competencies 0–11⁄2 ‘Sensori-motor’ 2–4 5–6 ‘Pre-operational thought’ ‘Intuitive thought’ 7–11 ‘Concrete operations’ 12–15 ‘Formal operations’ Knowledge of environment through action and sensory information; begins to understand causality and develop internal mental representations Development of language; egocentric – cannot take the perspective of another person Begins to order, classify and quantify objects; intuitive problem-solving but thinking remains egocentric More complex thought processes, but remains tied to concrete experience; begins to be able to look at things from the perspective of others Abstract reasoning begins; can think reflexively Source: Based on Piaget (1972).

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was drawn up by international child-focused NGOs (UNICEF was not initially involved, its energies being focused on child-survival, but joined the process in the late 1980s). 4 UNICEF In the division of Europe following the Second World War, UN assistance to the Soviet-influenced East was ended, but children were seen as innocent victims of a political dispute. An International Children’s Emergency Fund (ICEF) was set up to assist children still suffering due to the war, wherever in Europe they came from.

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