Children s Places

Author: Karen Fog Olwig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113514429X
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Children's Places examines the ways in which children and adults, from their different vantage-points in society, negotiate the 'proper place' of children in both social and spatial terms. It looks at some of the recognised constructions of children, including perspectives from cultures that do not distinguish children as a distinct category of people, as well as examining contexts for them, from schools and kindergartens to inner cities and war-zones. The result is a much-needed insight into the notions of inclusion and exclusion, the placement and displacement of children within generational ranks and orders, and the kinds of places that children construct for themselves. Based on in-depth ethnographic research from Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Children s Special Places

Author: David Sobel
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330265
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An examination of the secret world of children that shows how important special places are to a child's development.

Rethinking Children s Spaces and Places

Author: David Blundell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472581490
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How do we understand children and young people's lives in ways that do not rely on nostalgic romantic ideals or demonising prejudices? Can the geographical concepts of space, place and spatiality enhance our understanding of childhood and how children experience their lives as social actors? This book draws on a rich and growing academic literature concerned with the spatiality of childhood and the spaces and places in which children live, learn, work, and play. It examines changing ways of seeing space, place and environment and how these can promote rethinking about children's lives across local and global scales. In common with other texts in the "New Childhoods†? series, it asks for a reappraisal of modernity's assumptions about childhood and for a move towards full participation of children and young people in matters that concern us all. Combining critical discussion of theory with examples drawn from research, Rethinking Children's Spaces and Places offers readers a language to facilitate rethinking and catalyse active responses to the challenges of 21st-century childhoods.

Children in Time and Place

Author: Glen H. Elder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521478014
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Each generation of American children across the tumultuous twentieth century has come of age in the different world. How do major historical events - such as war or the depression - influence children's development? Children in Time and Place brings together social historians and developmental psychologists to explore the implications of a changing society for children's growth and life chances. transitions provide a central theme, for historical transitions to the social transitions of children and their developmental experiences.

Space and Place in Children s Literature 1789 to the Present

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131705203X
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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.

Designing Space for Children and Teens in Libraries and Public Places

Author: Sandra Feinberg
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910203
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Provides guidelines and tips for creating a welcoming library space for children and teenagers, covering such concerns as design facilitation, spatial planning, architectural and environmental elements, and mood and ambience.

Experiencing Environment and Place through Children s Literature

Author: Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317979451
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Recent scholarship on children’s literature displays a wide variety of interests in classic and contemporary children’s books. While environmental and ecological concerns have led to an interest in ‘ecocriticism’, as yet there is little on the significance of the ecological imagination and experience to both the authors and readers – young and old – of these texts. This edited collection brings together a set of original international research-based chapters to explore the role of children’s literature in learning about environments and places, with a focus on how children’s literature may inform and enrich our imagination, experiences and responses to environmental challenges and injustice. Contributions from Australia, Canada, USA and UK explore the diverse ways in which children’s literature can provide what are arguably some of the first and possibly most formative engagements that some children might have with ‘nature’. Chapters examine classic and new storybooks, mythic tales, and image-based and/or written texts read at home, in school and in the field. Contributors focus on exploring how children’s literature mediates and informs our imagination and understandings of diverse environments and places, and how it might open our eyes and lives to other presences, understandings and priorities through stories, their telling and re-telling, and their analysis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Environmental Education Research.

All die verdammt perfekten Tage

Author: Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 3641158486
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Ein Mädchen lernt zu leben - von einem Jungen, der sterben will Ist heute ein guter Tag zum Sterben?, fragt sich Finch, sechs Stockwerke über dem Abgrund auf einem Glockenturm, als er plötzlich bemerkt, dass er nicht allein ist. Neben ihm steht Violet, die offenbar über dasselbe nachdenkt wie er. Von da an beginnt für die beiden eine Reise, auf der sie wunderschöne wie traurige Dinge erleben und großartige sowie kleine Augenblicke – das Leben eben. So passiert es auch, dass Finch bei Violet er selbst sein kann – ein verwegener, witziger und lebenslustiger Typ, nicht der Freak, für den alle ihn halten. Und es ist Finch, der Violet dazu bringt, jeden einzelnen Moment zu genießen. Aber während Violet anfängt, das Leben wieder für sich zu entdecken, beginnt Finchs Welt allmählich zu schwinden...

Ergonomics for Children

Author: Rani Lueder
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203609163
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Providing guidance on a broad range of issues for young children and adolescents, Ergonomics for Children: Designing Products and Places for Toddlers to Teens give you a deep understanding of how children develop and how these developmental changes can influence the design of products and places for children. Copiously illustrated with photos and other images, the book helps you quickly find answers to your questions, grasp concepts, and apply them. Its subsections are organized to help you locate and understand the content you need. Edited by experts with contributions from an international panel, the book is both broad in coverage and international in perspective. The contributors review the ways in which children develop physically, perceptually, cognitively, and socially and then use this information to provide practical guidelines for the design of places and products for children.