Class 1

Child-Friendly Perspectives! 

Overview,  History & Methods of Study

What is childhood and what is development?

Overview of course, historical perspective of the study of childhood, the methods of studying children, U N Convention of Child Rights (CRC), Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to Child Development also look at perspective from children’s well being.


Corsaro, The  Sociology of Childhood pp 61-81

Prout, International Handbook of Children: Media and Culture  pp. 21-35

Nayar, Information  Technology: Challenges for Paradigm Shift from Obedience to Negotiations with Children pp 1-11 Education for All Global Monitoring Report. Look at highlights and overview and skim through the report. (optional)

Garbarino, What Children can Tell Us pp 136-225 (optional handout - if you want to read this, please send me an email so I can make a copy for you)

Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective 5th Edition pp 16-33 (optional)

Gerald Children and Society Chapter 1 pp 17-32 Chapter 3 pp 57-79 (optional)