Key Concepts in Childhood Studies
- Allison James - University of Sheffield, UK
- Adrian James - University of Sheffield, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
This book has already proved itself as a course adoption leader in Childhood Studies.
All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback.
The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field.
It is an indispensable teaching text and an ideal prompt for researchers.
Covers a range of contemporary issues related to childhood in a concise but extremely informative way. Presents some alternative viewpoints, which learners can reflect and build upon.
Excellent text for undergraduate students. Sufficient depth but manageable for students for whom childhood studies is not their primary focus. Great introductory text.
A thorough focus on the older years as opposed to early years, good supplemental reading.
Useful for background reading.
Key areas that students can 'dip' in and out of reading, each peice of text has relevant and informative ideas. Clear links to practice is identified from each peice of text/subject contained within.
An excellent book again by James and James, which gives students information regarding key concepts in Early Chidhool Studies in an accessible and clearly written manner. Will be recommending this book to my students.
I have recommended that this book is purchased as a generic introductary book to early childhood studies. It covers a wide remit- which reflects many of the topics that are included in our course - and offers clear introductions/summaries and useful references to follow up.
Great for first year students who need to get their heads around terminology. Provides foundational knowledge.
A very good introduction to key concepts appropriate for 1st year students
This book gives a fantastic first look at many key concepts which are new to students in a way that is easily approachable and understandable. A great place to start further studies.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Key Concepts in Childhood Studies: Age and Maturity
Key Concepts in Childhood Studies: Childhood