Description - The Everyday Lives of Young Children by Jonathan Tudge
Where do young children spend their time? What activities are they involved in and who do they interact with? How do these activities and interactions vary across different societies and cultural groups? This book provides answers to these questions, by describing the lives of three-year-olds in the United States, Russia, Estonia, Finland, South Korea, Kenya and Brazil. Each child was followed for the equivalent of one complete waking day, whether at home, in childcare, on the streets or at the shops. Graphic displays and verbal descriptions of the children's everyday activities and interactions reveal both the ways in which culture influences children's lives and the ways in which children play a role in changing the cultural groups of which they are a part. This book also has a clear theoretical rationale and illustrates why and how to do cultural-ecological research.
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(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Jonathan Tudge
Jonathan Tudge is a professor of human development and family studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also been a visiting professor at several universities in Brazil and at the University of Tartu, Estonia. He completed his undergraduate and master's degrees in England, at Lancaster and Oxford respectively, and his PhD in human development and family studies at Cornell University in the United States. Before becoming a professor he worked as a teacher of young children in England, Russia, and the United States. His research examines cultural-ecological aspects of young children's development both within and across a number of different societies, particularly focusing on the years prior to and immediately following the entry to school. He has co-authored, with Michael Shanahan and Jaan Valsiner, another book published by Cambridge University Press, Comparisons in Human Development: Understanding Time and Context, and has also published over 60 journal articles and book chapters.