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Understanding Childhood and Adolescence

Understanding Childhood and Adolescence

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July 2020 | 444 pages | SAGE Texts

The book will serve as a helpful reference for undergraduate and post-graduate students of Psychology and Education.

Understanding the nature of a child or learner, the context in which they live and grow, and building perspective on the process of development forms the basic framework for all courses in Education. This book focuses on human development and diversity as the dominant themes that cut across early, middle and late childhood, and adolescence, which in turn correspond to the pre-primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary levels of schooling.

Understanding Childhood and Adolescence links existing theories in educational psychology with concerns of contemporary Indian society. It covers early childhood care and education; socio-cultural, philosophical, and psychological perspectives on childhood and adolescence; contemporary lifestyle changes affecting these life-stages; and concerns of diversity ranging from multilingualism, gender, to intelligence and development of self and identity. The textually informative chapters cover the historical trajectory and important theories of each life-stage, and raise relevant debates and issues related to each of them.

Key Features:

• Looks at childhood and adolescence from multiple contours such as developmental aspects, issues, trends, challenges, interface with society, its institutions and policy provisions

• Traces historical evolution of the basic concepts and contextualizes these to the Indian socio-cultural milieu through examples and cases

• Discusses key concepts related to compulsory foundational courses in development and diversity in all teacher education programmes

• Contains mid-chapter exercises and chapter-end questions to help readers check their understanding as well as reflect on issues in teaching–learning processes

About the Book
Namita Ranganathan
Basic Concepts and Ideas in Human Development and Diversity
Geeta Rai
Developmental Patterns in Early Childhood
Suhasini Kanwar
Early Childhood Care and Education: Policy, Practices and Innovations
Ravneet Kaur
Perspectives on Children and Childhood
Nidhi Gulati
Childhood in India: A Socio-Historical Trajectory
Kavita Vasudev
Rights of Children in Difficult Circumstances
Kavita Vasudev
Policy Perspectives on Protection Services for Children
Vishakha Kumar
Understanding Adolescence: Theories, Issues and Debates
Chandan Shrivastav
Growing Up in a Digital World
Rashi Mukhopadhayay
Peer Relationships in Childhood and Adolescence
Neema Chaurasiya
Understanding Gender: Concepts and Ideas
Yukti Sharma
Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
Charu Sharma
Defining Intelligence: From IQ to Multiple Intelligences
Shivani Arora
Addressing Gender Diversity in Children and Adolescents
Toolika Wadhwa
Demystifying the Notions of Self and Identity
Toolika Wadhwa
Researching Children and Adolescents: Approaches and Strategies
New Directions in Understanding Human Development
Sandeep Kumar
Essay 1: Revisiting Childhood from an Interdisciplinary Lens
Vikas Baniwal
Essay 2: Some Questions on the Discourse of Human Development


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ISBN: 9789353882280