This text introduces students to the key issues in the study of
childhood, from infancy through to adulthood, from an
interdisciplinary and multi-professional perspective.
- A broad-ranging introductory guide to key issues in the study
- Approaches childhood studies from an interdisciplinary and
- Presents the basics of psychology, social welfare, education,
health, law, culture, rights, politics, and economics as they
relate to children.
- For each discipline, the role of relevant professionals, such
as social workers, nursery teachers, paediatric nurses and child
lawyers, is also considered.
- Contributors have both practical and academic backgrounds in a
range of specialist areas.
- Each chapter includes an independent learning activity, case
studies, a glossary and annotated bibliography.
- Will inspire debate in the classroom about childhood