Key Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies by Derek Kassem, Lisa Murphy, Elizabeth Taylor

By Derek Kassem, Lisa Murphy, Elizabeth Taylor

Key concerns in youth and formative years Studies provides an educated and demanding observation on a number of key concerns regarding young children and formative years, from beginning to eighteen years. not easy present orthodoxies in the grownup international at the nature of formative years, it's a necessary textual content for college students of early life and early life reviews in addition to these learning appropriate specialist skills in social paintings, educating and health.

Exploring rules from the historic improvement of early life to the demonising of teenybopper, it truly is divided into 5 sincerely outlined sections, each one with their very own editorial advent which highlights the main topics. The sections concentrate on:

  • the notion and production of childhood
  • child development
  • ideas of chance, security and childhood
  • the politics of childhood
  • international views on childhood.

This valuable textbook presents an summary of early life and formative years stories and encourages scholars to consider the problems mentioned and to enhance their very own rules. each one bankruptcy includes pupil actions, key proposal containers, advised additional examining and a mirrored image exercise.

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Race is a social construct that draws boundaries between the acceptable and the unacceptable. Race identifies the dominant socio-political discourse in society and justifies the subjugation of groups within a society. Racism is about power, privilege and access to resources. That race is, in some respects, an ambiguous boundary between people is demonstrated in the experience of Chinese people in South Africa, for during the apartheid era in South Africa, the Chinese community was given the status as honorary white.

However, the demographic profile of the various minority groups is different from the majority population. The minority groups tend to be younger than the majority population (Owen 2001). One in five, or 20 per cent, of children under the age of 16 were from minority groups and 3 per cent of children under the age of 16 were identified as coming from a mixed-race background (Platt 2009). Furthermore, one in ten children in the UK now live in a mixed-race family (Asthana and Smith 2009). There is comparatively limited knowledge of the make-up of the mixed-race community as the identification and quantification of the nature and extent of mixed-race relationships were only officially recognized for the first time in the 2001 Census.

Montgomery, R. Burr and M. Woodhead (eds) Changing Childhoods: Local and Global, Chichester: John Wiley/OU. Newman, M. (2006) When evidence is not enough: freedom to choose versus prescribed choice: the case of Summerhill School, in D. Kassem, E. Mufti and J. Robinson (eds) Education Studies: Issues and Critical Perspectives, Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/OUP. Construction of childhood 25 Sanders, B. (2004) Childhood in different cultures, Chapter 5 in T. Maynard and N. Thomas (eds) An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies, London: Sage.

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