The Right to Childhoods
Critical Perspectives on Rights, Difference and Knowledge in a Transient World
By (author) Dimitra Hartas
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Right to Childhoods by Dimitra Hartas
Book DescriptionThis book offers an engaging study that analyses contemporary childhood by examining new lines of argument about diversity, disability and difference. The author critiques the key issues that affect both adults' and children's quality of life, including market-driven values, poverty and civic disengagement.In this fascinating study, Dimitra Hartas analyses contemporary childhood. She discusses the plurality inherent in childhood and the cultural, ideological, social and biological forces that shape children's experience of growing up in the 21st century. She engages with new lines of argument about diversity, disability and difference, and critiques the big issues that affect both adults' and children's quality of life such as market-driven values, poverty and civic disengagement.Hartas uncovers evidence of how the right to childhood is being violated in both the developed and developing world and how our consumerist culture is shaping children's lives in ways that are not always understood, and advocates the right to childhoods. She concludes by discussing the implications of her findings for both policy and practice in early childhood education, and examines pedagogies that are responsive to ethics, diversity and difference.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826495686
(156mm x 234mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dimitra Hartas
Right to Childhoods, Paperback (December 2010)
Analysing contemporary childhood by examining new lines of argument about diversity, disability and difference. >
Educational Research and Inquiry, Paperback (April 2010)
Suitable for research students in education embarking upon their PhD, EdD or MPhil, this book encourages students to contextualise their understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods by drawing links between the research question and its theoretical framework with the choice of the quantitative/qualitative methodology.
Dyslexia in the Early Years, Paperback (December 2005)» View all books by Dimitra Hartas
This informative book equips early years teachers with the kind of practical knowledge needed to effectively teach young children with dyslexia . The author tackles the topic accessibly and realistically, addressing a variety of classroom scenarios.
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Author Biography - Dimitra Hartas
Dr. Dimitra Hartas is a Lecturer in Special Educational Needs at Warwick University, Institute of Education.
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