Childhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood

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Overview

This book brings together a variety of perspectives on the study of childhood—the historical treatment of the subject, as well as its development as we move into a new century. Teachers of children aged 4-12 will find it helpful in its contribution to their continuing professional development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415214148
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Mills is very experienced as both a classroom practitioner and lecturer. She is currently Principal Lecturer, Head of the English Department and Programme Leader for the BA in Childhood Studies at Westhill College, University of Birmingham. Richard Mills taught for many years in schools before going on to lecture. He is currently Research Fellow at Westhill College, University of Birmingham. Both Editors have published widely in their fields.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Overview 5
1 Perspective of childhood 7
Pt. 2 Literature 39
2 The child in nineteenth-century literature 41
3 Childhood and twentieth-century children's literature 61
Pt. 3 Education 77
4 Children at play 79
5 Language and thought 97
6 Moral and spiritual growth 113
Pt. 4 Cultural studies 129
7 Race, class and gender 131
8 Children in film 145
Pt. 5 Research 161
9 Uncovering the history of childhood 163
10 Researching childhood 181
Index 197
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