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The Secret Of Childhood

Author : Maria Montessori
ISBN : 8125014551
Genre : Child development
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Dr Montessori s revolutionary method of education began early this century. In this classic work she expounds her conviction that in the child there are laws of growth in character and disposition as marked as those in his physical life. This book will be of great interest and importance to all those who care for the young.
Category: Child development

Dark Secrets Of Childhood

Author : Powell, Fred
ISBN : 9781447317876
Genre : Social Science
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Over the last few decades, public opinion has been traumatised by revelations of child abuse on a mass scale. It has become the major human rights story of the 21st century in Western society. This ground-breaking book explores the relationship between the media, child abuse and shifting adult–child power relations which, in Western countries, has spawned an ever-expanding range of laws, policies and procedures introduced to address the ‘explosion’ of interest in the issue of child abuse. Allegations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland – and its ‘cover-up’ by Church authorities – have given rise to one of the greatest institutional scandals of modern history. Through in-depth analysis of 20 years of media representation of the issue, the book draws significant insights on the media’s influence and its impact on civil society. Highly topical and of interest and relevance to lecturers and researchers in the areas of childhood studies, sociology of childhood, child protection and social work, social and public policy and human rights, as well as policymakers, this book provides an important contribution to the international debate about child abuse as reflected to the public through the power of the media.
Category: Social Science

Secret Of Childhood

Author : Maria Montessori
ISBN : 8125038272
Genre : Child psychology
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Category: Child psychology

Secret Spaces Of Childhood

Author : Elizabeth Goodenough
ISBN : 0472068458
Genre : Fiction
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A literary celebration of childhood collects perceptive contributions from Anne Frank, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Brodeur, Sally Mann, Nancy Willard, Wole Soyinka, Diane Ackerman, Paul West, Robert Coles, and many others. (LIterature)
Category: Fiction

The Philosophy Of Maria Montessori What It Means To Be Human

Author : Robert Buckenmeyer Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781465326133
Genre : Philosophy
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Dr. Maria Montessori opened the first Casa dei Bambini (Childrens House) on 6 January 1907 in San Lorenzo, Rome. Through her observations and work with these children she discovered their astonishing, almost effortless ability to learn. Thus began a century of great work uncovering the true nature of childhood. Times have changed, and science has made great progress, and so has our work; but our principles have only been confirmed, and along with them our conviction that mankind can hope for a solution to its problems, among which the most urgent are those of peace and unity, only by turning its attention and energies to the discovery of the child and to the development of the great potentialities of the human personality in the course of its formation. Dr. Montessori from the forward to The Discovery of the Child, Poona 1948
Category: Philosophy

Reclaiming Childhood

Author : William Crain
ISBN : 9781429931892
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An expert in child development champions the importance of an unhurried childhood As our children are pushed harder than ever to perform so that they will one day "make the grade" in the adult world, parents are beginning to question the wisdom of scheduling childhood's basic pleasures. Across the country there have been parent rebellions against the overburdening with homework of young children by school officials bent on improving standardized test scores. And the "birth to three" movement has sparked a national debate on child development and educational policy. In Reclaiming Childhood, William C. Crain argues that rather than trying to control a young child, the best a parent can offer is "a patient and unobtrusive presence that gives the child the security and the freedom to explore the world on her own." He examines how children find their way to natural development through experiences with nature, art, and language, and makes a strong case for child-centered education-a movement that may be under fire, but that is very much alive.
Category: Family & Relationships

Healing For Adult Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Author : Bonnie J. Collins
ISBN : 1570251657
Genre : Psychology
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This treatment manual presents a complete12 session program for treating survivors of child sexual abuse. It addresses issues of social isolation, intimacy and mistrust of others and how survivors can gain the support of others.
Category: Psychology