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Published: 12 January 2017

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780190304461

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Children, Families and Communities

Fifth Edition

Rebekah Grace, Kerry Hodge, and Catherine McMahon

  • The book is beautifully broad and can be tailored to suit individual course needs.
  • Strikes a perfect balance between theory and practice and case studies help students make the links
  • The diverse backgrounds and experiences of the editors and chapter authors bring exceptional academic, policy and practical experience - those with child development backgrounds alongside those who think about childhood within the disciplinary frames of sociology, history, social work, education, health and law.
  • While there are a lot of concepts to grasp the book is well written in plain English the pitch is good for second and third year students while still being accessible for first years.
  • Written for the Australian context - it incorporates the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework.
  • End of chapter exercises enable students to test their understanding of each chapter.

New to this Edition:

  • New Editor Catherine McMahon adds her expertise in child development/psychology to the team.
  • New Improved references. Referencing style moved to standard APA referencing and includes end of chapter references and short annotated key reference list making it much easier for students to navigate references.
  • More examples from upper primary and secondary to give pre-service teachers a wider range of examples.
  • Expanded content on child development and parent-child relationships in a significantly revised Chapter 6 Family as the Primary Context of Childrens Development
  • Expanded Chapter 13 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families: The Legacy of Strong State Intervention. This chapter has been expanded to provide a broader discussion of issues for Australias Indigenous children and families
  • More content on child detention issues, refugees, child protection chapters 5 and 15.

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