"It is refreshing to see a book such as this which is both broad in its conceptualization of the field of child research and deep in its focus. The volume's editors are paragons of awareness when it comes to the need for interdisciplinary research and theory to illuminate the lives and experience of children. "
- James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago
"Covers a satisfying and unprecedentedly wide range of research relating to childhood. The contributors include many eminent international scholars of childhood, making the book a valuable resource for child researchers. Child advocates will also find the book to be invaluable in their efforts to improve children’s well-being, and to change policies and practices for the better. "
- Anne Smith, University of Otago
"A really scintillating collection that will provide a lasting perspective on child studies - stimulating and comprehensive! "
- Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York
In keeping with global changes in children's social and legal status, this Handbook includes examination of children as family members, friends, learners, consumers, people of faith, and participants in law and politics. The contributors also discuss the methodological and ethical requirements for research that occurs in natural settings and that enables children themselves to describe their perspective.
The book is divided into three parts:
- Part I: Setting-Specific Issues in Child Research
- Part II: Population-Specific Issues in Child Research
- Part III: Methods in Research on Children and Childhood
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About the Author
Gary B. Melton is Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Professor of Community and Behavioral Health in the Colorado School of Public Health.
Asher Ben-Arieh is an Associate Professor in the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Judith Cashmore is an Associate Professor in the Law Faculty at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Childen and Young People at Southern Cross University.
Gail S. Goodman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis.
Natalie K. Worley is a Research Assistant in the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTIONThe Nature and Scope of Child Research: Learning About Children’s Lives - Gary B. MeltonPART ONE: SETTING-SPECIFIC ISSUES IN CHILD RESEARCHThe Setting of Childhood - Asher Ben-AriehChildhood as a Legal Status - Roger J.R. LevesqueChildren as Political Actors - Anu Toots, Natalie Worley, Anna SkosirevaChildren, Religion, and Spiritual Development: Reframing a Research Agenda - Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Peter L. BensonChildren as Patients - Priscilla AldersonChildren as Consumers - Ragnhild Brusdal, Ivar FrønesYoung Children as Learners - Jan KampmannChildren as Family Members - Jennifer Mason, Becky TipperChildren as Friends - Steven R. Asher, Whitney A. Brechwald, Kristina L. Mc DonaldPART TWO: POPULATION-SPECIFIC ISSUES IN CHILD RESEARCHChildren in Exceptional Circumstances - Judith CashmoreResearch on Ethnic Minority Children: A Tale of Risk and Resilience - Oscar Barbarin, Emma Sterrett, Dari Jigjidsuren Sexual Minority Youth and Youth with Sexual Minority Parents - Charlotte J. PattersonChildren Who Have Disabilities - Patricia Sloper, Bryony BeresfordYouth Who Have Broken the Law - Michael R. Mc Cart, Terje Ogden, Scott W. HenggelerChildren as Witnesses - Kelly Mc Williams, Else-Marie Augusti, Jacinthe Dion, Stephanie D. Block, Annika Melinder, Judith Cashmore, Gail S. GoodmanChild Maltreatment and Bullying - Kelly Mc Williams, Gail S. Goodman, Juliana Raskauskas, Ingrid M. CordonChildren Living Away from Home - Judith CashmoreRefugees, Asylum-Seekers, Displaced Persons: Children in Precarious Positions - Jacqueline J. GoodnowPART THREE: METHODS IN RESEARCH ON CHILDREN AND CHILDHOODChallenges and Innovations in Research on Childhood - Drika Weller, Sue Hobbs, Gail S. GoodmanInterviewing Children: A Primer - Karen J. Saywitz, Lorinda B. CamparoChildren as Self-Informants in Longitudinal Studies: Substantive Findings and Methodological Issues - Amy DworskyUse of Administrative Data in Childhood Research - Robert Goerge, Bong Joo LeeChildren Taking Photos and Photographs: A Route to Children’s Involvement and Participation and a ‘Bridge’ to Exploring Children’s Everyday Lives - Kim RasmussenTime-Use Studies - Lyn CraigParents’ Reports about Their Children’s Lives - Marc H. BornsteinAdults’ Memories of Their Own Childhoods - David B. Pillemer, Ryan A. Dickson School-Aged Children as Sources of Information about Their Lives - Michal Soffer, Asher Ben-Arieh Infants and Young Children as Sources of Information about Their Own Lives: Methodology and Findings - Harlene Hayne, Karen TustinChildren as Researchers: We Have a Lot to Learn - Tove I. Dahl