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Contexts of child development : culture, policy and intervention / edited by: Gary Robinson ... [et al.]
Bib ID 4267612
Format BookBook
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Description Darwin, N.T. : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008 
xxiv, 242 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9780980384680
Summary

"'Contexts of Child Development' is an inspiring and thought-provoking collection that aims to deepen our understanding of child development in order to positively influence the people, policies and practices that help shape childrens lives. Drawing on a range of methodological, theoretical and practical perspectives, and on leading Australian and international research, the volume challenges us to consider issues as diverse as the continuing impact of past colonial policies and practices on Australian Aboriginal child development today; the ways in which a focus on learning through the arts can be beneficial to other areas of development, including literacy; and the potentially disabling consequences of the socio-culturally biased construction of what constitutes a good childhood which currently underpins policy in the UK. A key concern of the collection is to advance insights and understandings of child development in relation to questions of cultural diversity, social disadvantage and state-supported interventions. Hence, many of the contributions focus on the outcomes of child development in Australian Aboriginal communities, including Ernabella and Docker River in the Western Desert, Darnley Island in north-east Queensland, the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory, Yakanarra in the Kimberley, and the Yorta Yorta in rural Victoria. While the editors consider that the contributions collectively point to complex patterns of intergenerational reproduction of disadvantage for which there is no single intervention point, they conclude that the challenge for educators, policy-makers, governments and communities alike is to find and follow the ways and means by which it is possible to support the outcomes of child development in order that the deleterious effects of multiple disadvantage might be undone."--Provided by publisher.

'Contexts of Child Development' is an inspiring and thought-provoking collection that aims to deepen our understanding of child development in order to positively influence the people, policies and practices that help shape childrens lives. Drawing on a range of methodological, theoretical and practical perspectives, and on leading Australian and international research, the volume challenges us to consider issues as diverse as the continuing impact of past colonial policies and practices on Australian Aboriginal child development today; the ways in which a focus on learning through the arts can be beneficial to other areas of development, including literacy; and the potentially disabling consequences of the socio-culturally biased construction of what constitutes a good childhood which currently underpins policy in the UK. A key concern of the collection is to advance insights and understandings of child development in relation to questions of cultural diversity, social disadvantage and state-supported interventions. Hence, many of the contributions focus on the outcomes of child development in Australian Aboriginal communities, including Ernabella and Docker River in the Western Desert, Darnley Island in north-east Queensland, the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory, Yakanarra in the Kimberley, and the Yorta Yorta in rural Victoria. While the editors consider that the contributions collectively point to complex patterns of intergenerational reproduction of disadvantage for which there is no single intervention point, they conclude that the challenge for educators, policy-makers, governments and communities alike is to find and follow the ways and means by which it is possible to support the outcomes of child development in order that the deleterious effects of multiple disadvantage might be undone.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Introduction xiii
  • Robinson, Eickelkamp, Goodnow, Katz. Contexts of Child Development:
  • Culture, Policy and Intervention.
  • Section 1: Constructs of Aboriginal Wellbeing:
  • Historical, cultural and social realities 1
  • Introduction to Section 1 3
  • Chapter 1 Briscoe. Assimilation and Indifference: The paradoxical
  • treatment of Indigenous children in Central Australia, 1914-1951 7
  • Chapter 2 Andrews. Bringing up our Yorta Yorta Children 23
  • Chapter 3 Robinson. Vulnerabilities, Families and Child Development:
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p.208-224.

Subjects Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Health and hygiene.  |  Children, Torres Strait Islander -- Health and hygiene.  |  Child development -- Australia.  |  Children -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.  |  Children - Behaviour and development.  |  Education - Achievement.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Government policy - Assimilation.  |  Research - Methodology and techniques.  |  Health - Child growth and development.  |  Children - Abuse and neglect.  |  Yorta Yorta / Yota Yota people (D2) (NSW SI55-13)  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Children - Care and nurturing.  |  Family.  |  Education - Language - Literacy.  |  Research - Ethics.  |  Government policy - Intervention - Emergency response - 2007-2012.  |  Recreation - Play - Children.  |  Children - Childhood.  |  Yakanarra Community (WA Fitzroy River, West Kimberley SE51-12)  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill (Central NT SE52-08)  |  Western Australia (WA)  |  Erub / Darnley Island (Qld TSI SC54-08)  |  South Central Northern Territory (NT)  |  Tennant Creek (Central NT SE53-14)  |  Kaltukatjara / Docker River (South Central NT SG52-03)  |  Child development
Other authors/contributors Robinson, Gary
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