The Resource Contexts of child development : culture, policy and intervention, edited by: Gary Robinson ... [et al.]

Contexts of child development : culture, policy and intervention, edited by: Gary Robinson ... [et al.]

Label
Contexts of child development : culture, policy and intervention
Title
Contexts of child development
Title remainder
culture, policy and intervention
Statement of responsibility
edited by: Gary Robinson ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Contexts of Child Development' is an inspiring and thought-provoking collection that aims to deepen our understanding of child development in order to positively influence the people, policies and practices that help shape childrens lives. Drawing on a range of methodological, theoretical and practical perspectives, and on leading Australian and international research, the volume challenges us to consider issues as diverse as the continuing impact of past colonial policies and practices on Australian Aboriginal child development today; the ways in which a focus on learning through the arts can be beneficial to other areas of development, including literacy; and the potentially disabling consequences of the socio-culturally biased construction of what constitutes a good childhood which currently underpins policy in the UK. A key concern of the collection is to advance insights and understandings of child development in relation to questions of cultural diversity, social disadvantage and state-supported interventions. Hence, many of the contributions focus on the outcomes of child development in Australian Aboriginal communities, including Ernabella and Docker River in the Western Desert, Darnley Island in north-east Queensland, the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory, Yakanarra in the Kimberley, and the Yorta Yorta in rural Victoria. While the editors consider that the contributions collectively point to complex patterns of intergenerational reproduction of disadvantage for which there is no single intervention point, they conclude that the challenge for educators, policy-makers, governments and communities alike is to find and follow the ways and means by which it is possible to support the outcomes of child development in order that the deleterious effects of multiple disadvantage might be undone."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
362.849915
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Contexts of child development : culture, policy and intervention, edited by: Gary Robinson ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.208-224
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  • mel
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  • fro
Control code
000042408836
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 242 p.
Isbn
9780980384680
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23325574
System control number
  • tp23325574
  • (OCoLC)256721417

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