1.3.6 Journals

Journals and articles written by academics or experts are an excellent source of information. Journals are usually published monthly or quarterly, and contain a selection of articles providing details of recent research. Often they will also contain reviews of relevant books. They are usually published more quickly than books, and so are often more up to date.

To access content of journals, most publishers require a subscription. There are, however, some journals which you can freely ac
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1.3.5 Images

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Understanding children: Babies being heard
Here you will find out some of the things very young babies can do. You will also discover how babies can contribute to family life and relationships from birth. You will look at what they need from other adults and children, and what they can learn. First published on Wed, 04 Jan 2012 as Author(s): Creator not set

Infants’ understanding of their social world
Here we draw on a wide range of psychological research to address the question of whether infants have a rich understanding of their social world. You will have the opportunity to read journal papers and newspaper articles as well as to engage with audio clips, and to explore your assumptions about infants' social understanding. First publi
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4.2 Equity issues

The research findings of Farver and Shin (1987) suggested that there are discernible differences between Korean-American and Anglo-American children's pretend play themes. Korean-American play themes seemed to involve minimal social conflict, while Anglo-American children's play themes seemed to involve an emphasis on the individual and could include a degree of aggression. Farver and Shin suggested that these differences were traceable to the different cultural values the children were exper
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4.1 The international perspective

Earlier in this unit (Section 1) you looked briefly at cross-cultural approaches towards children's play and children's work. In many societies throughout the world it is expected that children, even very young children, will help with the family's work or contribute to the family income. In some societies the separation betwe
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2.3 Why we value play

Play is notoriously difficult to define, but this in itself is not problematic. What is important is that practitioners, parents and children within a setting share their ideas about what constitutes play and that we, as adults, are clear about why we value play. In order to do this, you need to take a step back and think about what you think play does and, from there, consider why it is valuable.

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From an early age, play is important to a child's development and learning. It isn't just physical. It can involve cognitive, imaginative, creative, emotional and social aspects. It is the main way most children express their impulse to explore, experiment and understand. Children of all ages play.

(Dobson, 2004, p.8)

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Devel
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2.1 Introduction

Some of you will know children who live in settings that are not their original family home. You may have lived away from your family of origin yourself. It is remarkably common in children's fiction to find characters who have become separated from their parents and families, for example, Harry Potter, the children in the Narnia Chronicles, Tracy Beaker and many more.

The fictional Tracy Beaker tells us a lot about what it feels like to be separated from family and familiar places. She
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3.1 Young people's mental health: diversity and inequality

We will now focus on young people's mental and emotional wellbeing, as a way of exploring how social divisions create diverse and unequal health experiences for young people.

Earlier in the unit we cited claims that young people today are experiencing an increase in mental health problems. What is certainly clear is that there has been an increasing concern in the media and elsewhere about young people's mental health, resulting in a range of reports and initiatives.

But ho
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2.3 Towards a critical framework

Is it possible to construct an alternative framework for understanding young people's health, and if so, what resources might we need to draw on to do so?

A cultural perspective can help us to see constructions of adolescent mental health as interwoven with histories of ‘youth concern’. Recent debates about young people's wellbeing can be seen as an extension of more general anxieties about the state of contemporary childhood (James and Prout, 1997). A Foucauldian analysis wo
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6 What next?

This unit has introduced you to some of the current understandings about the development of the young child's brain and the implications these have for learning and teaching.

You will also have a series of notes about key aspects of your work in the unit which can be used as the basis for the wider dissemination of your conclusions. Our Dissemination Activities cover, for example:

  1. Sharing ideas with parents and carers.

  2. Sharing i
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4.5 Strategies for reintegrating child soldiers

Activity 6 Rehabilitating child soldiers

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Child soldiers in several African countries have been guilty of committing atrocities against civilians. To what extent
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Hoofdrekenen tot duizend : Slangen en ladders
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Via dit spel oefenen leerlingen het hoofdrekenen tot duizend. Volgende oefeningen komen aan bod:

  • Optellen en aftrekken tot duizend (met en zonder brug)
  • Vermenigvuldigen en delen tot duizend

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