The cultural context of childhood

by Ronald W. Henderson

Publisher: Merrill in Columbus, Ohio

Written in English
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  • Child development

Edition Notes

StatementRonald W. Henderson, John R. Bergan.
ContributionsBergan, John R., 1931- joint author.
LC ClassificationsHQ772 .H43
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 506 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages506
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4879241M
ISBN 100675085993
LC Control Number76007251

Children's Literature in Context is a clear, accessible and concise introduction to children's literature and its wider contexts. It begins by introducing key issues involved in the study of children's literature and its social, cultural and literary contexts. Close readings of commonly studied texts including Lewis Carroll's Alice books, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Lion, the Witch and the. they occur less as isolated lessons in reading or counting, for example, than in the context of on-going activities of family life. This research strongly suggests that efforts to create effective classroom environments for young children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds should be based, in part, on knowledge about the role that culture plays in shaping children's learning. Damon P. Coppola, in Introduction to International Disaster Management (Third Edition), Cultural Understanding. Incorporating cultural context to risk communication can be very difficult. Risk communicators must fully understand the ways in which not only their words, but also their actions, tone of voice, gestures, dress, and approach to discussion influence the efficacy of their message. book, therefore losing any benefits they may have gained. In order for a multicultural book to do the culture justice the characters should be authentic, not stereotyped (Canales, Lucido & Salas, ). The characters must reflect the distinct cultural experiences and views of the specific group that is being portrayed (Diamond & Moore, ).

Childhood is the age span ranging from birth to puberty. It may also include adolescence, but precedes adulthood regardless. According to Piaget's theory of cognitive development, childhood consists of two stages: preoperational stage and concrete operational developmental psychology, childhood is divided up into the developmental stages of early childhood (preschool age), middle. Culturally relevant teaching or responsive teaching is a pedagogy grounded in teachers' displaying cultural competence: skill at teaching in a cross-cultural or multicultural setting. Teachers using this method encourage each student to relate course content to his or her cultural context. While the term often deals specifically with instruction of African American students in the United.   Evidence is offered to both challenge and confirm ideas, and new perspectives on this area are offered, notably that `the material culture of children' and `the material culture of childhood' should be considered distinguishable and separate entities. Bio-Social, Cultural Context of Family Even before a child is born, the bio-social, cultural context of family and community has influence on the child's development. Cultural beliefs and practices related to family relationships, pregnancy, pre-natal care, birth and delivery influence an expectant family's anticipation and experience of the.

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The cultural context of childhood. [Ronald W Henderson; John R Bergan] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ronald W Henderson; John R Bergan. Find more information about: ISBN: Thus, development based on culture would differ according to the context of development/culture.

Stratton () concluded that childhood development when understood according to culture must include the parents’ cultural beliefs, the child cultural environment and the child’s cultural beliefs (developed according to experience). Culture plays a role in forming a child's identity, conversational style and memory.

This has many implications for how to deal with children, from school to the judicial : Ching-Yu Huang. According to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, of the 4, children's books published in the United States in88 were by African-American authors and/or illustrators, 88 were by Latino/a authors or about Latino/a themes, 64 books were on Native American themes and 66 were about Asians and Asian.

Childhood is a brand new series, co-published with The Open University which represents a coherent and integrated treatment to a wide range of topics and approaches, which will have a relevance to courses in childhood studies; sociology; psychology; anthropology and cultural studies.

The second volume, Childhoods in Context examines the interplay between family, schooling, work. This is a book that educators, therapists, parents and others interested in the welfare of children, need to read. This is an important counterpoint to the books of authors who believe the fairy tales useful for personality development of s: 9.

Cultural Context for Parenting and Early Childhood* Mar 7, Participants in this session will gain an understanding of how their own cultural lens plays a role in their ability to serve the diversity of families they work with. Nations Rights of the Child: ) to enable the child to develop with an intact identity that is within the context of their family background, beliefs and values.

This will inevitably reflect the wider context of the cultural mainstream of the country of residence, which is a reality faced by many children growing up in the United Kingdom today. As fascinating and rich as Children's Picturebooks is, it suffers one conspicuous contradiction -- with its concern with the format and future of the book, and its multitude of references to other.

The contribution of children's cultural and linguistic backgrounds to their adjustment and success in school cannot be understood separately from the sociopolitical context within which discussions about culture and education are occurring in the United States.

The Cultural Construction of Childhood: Changing Conceptions Among the Pare of Northern Tanzania () ` The Cultural Context of High Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa ', Population and M., J. Gay, J.

Glick and D. Sharp () The Cultural Context and Learning and Thinking. New York: Basic Books. Google Scholar. Cunningham, H. ( But the anthropology of childhood has recently gained more prominence in academia, perhaps aided by Professor David Lancy’s comparative books, The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings (), Anthropological Perspectives on Children as Helpers, Workers, Artisans, and Laborers (), and Raising Children: Surprising.

Children are biologically designed to grow up in a culture of childhood. Little children communicate with one another largely in the context of play, and the communications have real meaning. CHAPTER 2 The Cultural Context 47 We often think of a culture in terms of its geography; for example, we think of Saudi Arabia as a hot, desert culture and of Siberia as a cold, mountainous one.

But culture is more a human phenomenon than a geographic one. And while geography certainly affects how. The aim is to place the history of children and childhood firmly in its social and cultural context, without losing sight of the many individual experiences that have come down to us in diaries, autobiographies and oral testimonies.

Heywood argues that there is a cruel paradox at the heart of childhood in the s: Childhood and child rearing in cross-cultural contexts As indicated above, our own views of childhood will have been formed within a particular cultural context and will therefore often be seen as how things ‘are’ and ‘should be’.

However, there are many reasons why as practitioners we should broaden. Cultural competence in early childhood education increases the sense of belonging of individuals while enabling groups of young people to become more aware of our differences and similarities.

Follow these 2 shortcuts to introduce cultural competence into your practice and. However, by respecting families’ viewpoints and contexts, practitioners support family cohesion, which is an essential aspect of social and emotional development in young children, especially children whose home culture might be very different from the typical US school culture (Isik-Ercan ).

Like children themselves, development is dynamic. In the chronologically organized Child and Adolescent Development in Context, award-winning author Tara L. Kuther frames development research in real-life contexts, including gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and presents highly relatable examples, vivid cross-cultural stories, and case studies of real.

The goal of working ‘with’ families to create partnerships founded on respect means supporting the cultural identity of all children in your service. Finding ways to share isn’t always easy – but a diverse environment benefits all children who attend your service, and shared learning activities open pathways for discussion, which ultimately enhance children’s sense of belonging.

The history of childhood has been a topic of interest in social history since the highly influential book Centuries of Childhood, published by French historian Philippe Ariès in He argued "childhood" as a concept was created by modern ès studied paintings, gravestones, furniture, and school records.

He found before the 17th-century, children were represented as mini-adults. The Book Thief was published in and has been translated into 30 languages, as well as being a best-seller in many countries.

Zusak is frequently asked whether he intended the book for a young adult or adult audience, and has said he simply wanted to write a book readers would love. Furthermore, culture can relate to art, music, writing and literature itself. Cultural context, which is similarly linked with social, historical and ideological context, is especially important to note if the author is attempting to make a comment on an aspect of culture, or the clash of two cultures.

Nsamenang, A. Cross-cultural Research and Methodology Series: Human development in cultural context: A third world perspective (Vols.

Thousand Oaks. Childhoods in context offers a critical exploration of childhood, drawing attention to the physical and social context of children and young people's lives. Three key themes are explored: Childhood is always located somewhere.

The book offers insights into childhood by focusing on places specially designed for children as well as the territories that children develop for themselves. Childhood, Culture and Society is a formidable exploration of the nature of contemporary childhood in globally disparate regions.

Running through the book is not only a committed scholarly voice, but also the recognition of an inevitable political dimension to childhood in the discussion of an array of empirical themes and concerns.

During infancy, the child is breastfed for a longer time as compared to this modern time. This, it is believed, develop a bond between the baby and the mother. As the child grows, he/she sees the virtues being exhibited by the mother and all of these enhance good parenting. African culture and values see the mother as the keeper of the house.

Introduction. Human beings are biologically sociocultural. 1 Every human activity is, thus, permeated with and affected by culture, and reciprocally affects culture’s dynamics and historical transformations.

Play is no exception. Culture permeates and is affected by children’s play in two major ways: creative assimilation, or interpretive reproduction 2 of meso- and macro-cultural aspects. Child care is an integral part of the web of influences and experiences that shape children's development.

Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach that covers both historic and economic contexts, this unique book characterizes child care in 18 countries on five continents.

Specific historical roots and the current social contexts of child care are delineated in industrialized as well as in. Childhoods in context offers a critical exploration of childhood, drawing attention to the physical and social context of children and young people's lives.

Three key themes are explored: Childhood is always located somewhere. In addition, there is the risk that an early childhood mental health clinician who is unfamiliar with a child and family's cultural frame of reference may incorrectly judge culturally bound variations in behavior, beliefs, or experience as psychopathological (Isaacs et al., ).

Helping our children develop a relationship with their culture is a priceless gift. In our fast-paced lives, a sense of belonging and history helps us stay connected to our past and create a sturdy bridge to our future.Piaget 's Theory Of Experiential Learning Words | 6 Pages.

realization of the childhood learning through “hands-on” experience (experiential learning), the cultural and socioeconomic factors defines the progress a child makes in the individual progression towards growth in the educational system.