This teacher so eloquently expresses the rewards for men as persons as well as teachers when they engage in the nurture and education of young children. Hopefully, more men will find the deep satisfactions in personal growth in work ...
Author: Deborah Jones
Category: Family & Relationships
This book presents an international perspective on the involvement of men in the lives of young children across a range of differing contexts and from a number of disciplinary perspectives. It takes as a starting point the importance of positive male engagement with young children so as to ensure their optimal development. Past research has revealed however the complexity of studying these relationships and the barriers that exist in families & society which impede the implementation of positive relationships. This book is developed to use new research and educational thinking in order to explore the lived experiences of both fathers and men in edu-care and in addition to considers what it is to be a man in the 21st century. As such this work is pertinent, timely and responsive to issues of concern to all those professionals, policy makers and practitioners within education and family services and also to the public in general. The central purpose of the book is to contribute to the debate around key issues connected to the ways in which men can develop secure professional and familial attachments to young children for whom they have a responsibility. This book was published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.
Owing to structural and normative changes, farming men 'do fatherhood' differently than their fathers did (see Morgan, ... life, affecting income, housing and division of labour between partners, decisions concerning childbearing and ...
—why not wait till you have grown older - till you are become big men and big women ? ... The smallest child here cannot be certain that it has another day to live . I know not whether any of you have been introduced into the chamber of ...
In short, Mad Men uses very conventional frames to show us that the different types of families which we all too often wish ... The father is young and handsome, his face lit by the orange glow of a child's lamp resting on a low table ...
Author: Heather Marcovitch
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Performing Arts
This book, edited by Heather Marcovitch and Nancy Batty, offers multiple perspectives on the representation of women and children in the popular AMC series, Mad Men. These essays explore the rich historical and social context portrayed in the series and connect the concerns and tumult of the sixties to the contemporary moment.
“Some parents, appropriately named 'stage parents', had an unfulfilled dream for their own lives and, having missed the boat for themselves, they decided that their children will live that dream for them. I knew one fellow that raised ...
Author: Arthur McKay
Men, listen up, so far nothing that we have tried with women and children has worked! All of us have failed miserably in the romance and child-rearing departments. Do you want to turn that situation around? Would you like to be a success with women and children? Get this little book and learn the secrets that women don't want you to know! Succeed where other men fail! Don't be left in the dark any longer!
... support father involvement in the lives of young children, both at home and in the early childhood program, ... as a culture, we do not expect or support men to be actively involved in the lives of their young children, at home and ...
Author: Donna Couchenour
Publisher: SAGE Publications
The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?
his fascinating account of an unusual research project challenges many assumptions about how young children learn and how best to teach them.
Author: Barbara Tizard
Publisher: Harvard University Press
his fascinating account of an unusual research project challenges many assumptions about how young children learn and how best to teach them. In particular it turns upside-down the commonly held belief that professionals know better than parents how to educate and bring up children; and it throws doubt on the theory that working-class children underachieve at school because of a language deficit at home.
1 adultery and divorce never happen ; where there is no envy concerning preferment , but every man lives content with the lot which providence has afligned him ; where the clergy mind nothing except the ministry of the gospel , and live ...
The cause-s seem to be advanced life, frequent childbearing, lowered vitality and exposure. It has no relation with sexual life or urinary obstruction as in prostatics. Its onset is gradual, long after menopause, usually in multiparte ...
To sell women and children for whom you no longer wished to assume responsibility or to sell those who were mentally infirm or ... In a “prehistory” life, Lissie thus links the establishment of a male-dominated social structure and the ...
Author: Constance S. Richards
Category: Literary Criticism
First published in 2000.This book takes a transnational feminist approach to the literature of three contemporary women authors, Virginia Woolf, Alice Walker, and South African writer Zoe Wicomb. The author draws from post-colonial studies and considers how gender collides with race, national origin, and class in women's oppression.
Is it a case of 'get the man out of the classroom' well away from the actual teaching of young children and the unspoken 'suspicion' that any man who chooses to spend ... informants live in daily fear of, due to their choice of career.
Author: Elizabeth Burn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Men Teaching Children 3-11 provides a comprehensive exploration of work experiences of men who teach young children. The authors draw on their own research as well as international studies to provide realistic strategies to help to remove barriers in order to develop a more gender-balanced teacher workforce. Burn and Pratt-Adams, former primary school teachers who have both experienced these unfair gender practices, also trace the historical roots of the gender barriers that have now become embedded within the occupational culture. Throughout Men Teaching Children 3-11, the authors argue that primary school teachers should be judged by their teaching talents, rather than by the application of biased gender stereotypes; and that male and female teachers need to work together to remove these stereotypes from the occupation.
and. Children. First9. Di. "isaster at sea often strikes with such appalling swiftness that only the slow, painful creation of a tradition to which men feel themselves bound makes it possible for them to go on — and for ships to keep ...
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He'd been a fat child, and we all know how cruel children are to the fat kids at school. As an adult he carried this humiliation with him, becoming a recluse and living a life of quiet desperation. The suppressed anger he felt must have ...
Author: Michael E. Platt
Publisher: We Publish Books
"A Revolutionary Approach to Permanent Weight Loss, PMS, The Menopause, Sexual Health, Male Menopause, Breast Cancer, Attention Deficit Disorder, and more.." This book is written in an easy to understand format to allow people to understand why they are not well.. and, what can be done about it.
I also remember my friend Paul being so angry that as a young child I would be tethered like I was and apparently did ... the benefits of mythopoetic men ' s healing that will save men ' s lives and improve the lives of their children ...
Author: Edward Read Barton
Whether in crisis or not, whether in denial or not, all men go through a midlife transition. The mythopoetic perspective is a way for men to start an inward journey of introspection to seek personal transformation and healing. This may mean a new search for spirituality as opposed to organized religion. It may mean looking for a new meaning in life.
Women tend to resist asking, and, when they do, they often do it in indirect ways. Not only do men need this directness, but children need it even more. To use “could” and “can” sends confusing messages and gradually numbs children's ...
Author: John Gray
Publisher: Random House
Category: Family & Relationships
John Gray's books have brought a powerful message to millions of people across the world. In this groundbreaking parenting book he addresses an area of fundamental importance for all families - the well-being of our children. In MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, CHILDREN ARE FROM HEAVEN, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for parenting, addressing the unique bond between parents and children. Geared to parents of chidren from birth to teens, this invaluable handbook shows parents how to help their children become strong, confident, morally responsible adults by focusing on self-esteem and responsibility.
children. See Mead (1949) and Count (1958) for related discussions on the male and the paternal role. ... And, apparently increasing numbers of men are reaching out for more sustaining relationships with the young in their lives.
Author: Wade C. Mackey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Like the lines of a secret map made dimly apparent by the chemical potion brushed on a piece of paper from a child's detective kit, the outlines of what may be a substantial behavioral biology of human life seem to be coming clear. From genetic science at its most molecular to demography with its assessment of the vital experience of massive populations, there is a growing understanding of the various ways in which the human species reveals underlying commonalities of experi ence through the life cycle and over the web of interactions that constitutes the basic matter of social life. At the same time, research has been successful in two super ficially and contradictory directions: first, in showing the enormous variation in human arrangements and consciousness across and with in cultures; and second, in showing the similarity between cultures as far as basic processes of physiology, neurophysiology, and even so ciallife are concerned. But the contradiction only exists in the absence of an understanding of the fact that in a species living under as many ecological, historical, and economic niches as Homo sapiens, cultural variation is what one would naturally expect.
What happens in women's—and men's and children's—personal lives has political implications, and the dilemmas of personal life often require political solutions. This is not all that it means to say that the personal is political, ...
Author: Anna Lisa Peterson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Americans increasingly cite moral values as a factor in how they vote, but when we define morality simply in terms of a voter's position on gay marriage and abortion, we lose sight of the ethical decisions that guide our everyday lives. In our encounters with friends, family members, nature, and nonhuman creatures, we practice a nonutilitarian morality that makes sacrifice a rational and reasonable choice. Recognizing these everyday ethics, Anna L. Peterson argues, helps us move past the seemingly irreconcilable conflicts of culture and refocus on issues that affect real social change. Peterson begins by divining a "second language" for personal and political values, a vocabulary derived from the loving and mutually beneficial relationships of daily life. Even if our interactions with others are fleeting and fragmentary, they provide a viable alternative to the contractual and atomistic attitudes of mainstream culture. Everyday ethics point toward a more just, humane, and sustainable society, and to acknowledge moments of grace in our daily encounters is to realize a different way of relating to people and nonhuman nature--an alternative ethic to cynicism and rank consumerism. In redefining the parameters of morality, Peterson enables us to make fundamental problems such as the distribution of wealth, the use of public land and natural resources, labor and employment policy, and the character of political institutions the preferred focus of debate and action.
Vivian Paley is such a teacher."—Maria W. Piers, in the American Journal of Education "[Mrs. Paley's books] should be required reading wherever children are growing. Mrs.
Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Bad guys are not allowed to have birthdays, pick blueberries, or disturb the baby. So say the four-year-olds who announce life's risks and dangers as they play out the school year in Vivian Paley's classroom. Their play is filled with warnings. They invent chaos in order to show that everything is under control. They portray fear to prove that it can be conquered. No theme is too large or too small for their intense scrutiny. Fantasy play is their ever dependable pathway to knowledge and certainty. " It . . . takes a special teacher to value the young child's communications sufficiently, enter into a meaningful dialogue with the youngster, and thereby stimulate more productivity without overwhelming the child with her own ideas. Vivian Paley is such a teacher."—Maria W. Piers, in the American Journal of Education "[Mrs. Paley's books] should be required reading wherever children are growing. Mrs. Paley does not presume to understand preschool children, or to theorize. Her strength lies equally in knowing that she does not know and in trying to learn. When she cannot help children—because she can neither anticipate nor follow their thinking—she strives not to hinder them. She avoids the arrogance of adult to small child; of teacher to student; or writer to reader."—Penelope Leach, author of Your Baby & Child in the New York Times Book Review "[Paley's] stories and interpretation argue for a new type of early childhood education . . . a form of teaching that builds upon the considerable knowledge children already have and grapple with daily in fantasy play."—Alex Raskin, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Through the 'intuitive language' of fantasy play, Paley believes, children express their deepest concerns. They act out different roles and invent imaginative scenarios to better understand the real world. Fantasy play helps them cope with uncomfortable feelings. . . . In fantasy, any device may be used to draw safe boundaries."—Ruth J. Moss, Psychology Today
As we will see, religion and religiousness are important parts of life for men at all ages, and faith development ... During the first part of this century, psychologists studying human development focused primarily on children and ...
Author: Edward H. Thompson
Category: Social Science
In this multidisciplinary portrait of men and their concerns in later life, the contributors use both a life course and gendered perspective to point out that the image and self-image of men are continually reconstructed throughout the life cycle. Issues examined include: the position of older men in society and the changes wrought in their status and roles over time; men's relationships to spouse, children, grandchildren and friends; and policy implications.