Children Matter

Author: Scottie May
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802822282
Release Date: 2005-08-31
Genre: Religion

Explores how the church can better minister to children inside and outside of the Christian education classroom. Draws on the Bible, psychology, and the authors' experience in various Protestant traditions.

Why Children Matter

Author: Douglas Wilson
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 9781947644427
Release Date: 2018-07-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

In the Garden of Eden, there was only one "No." Everything else was "Yes." In this short book on Christian childrearing, Douglas Wilson points out that we have a Father who delights in us and makes it easy for us to love and obey him. If that is the kind of Father we have, shouldn't we earthly parents do the same? Wilson explains how parents should not just try to get their kids to obey a set of rules or to make their house so fun that following the rules is always easy. Instead, he calls for parents to instill in their kids a love for God and His standards that will serve them well all their days. This book also features an appendix in which Doug and his wife Nancy answer various parents' questions about various applications of the principles discussed in this book.

Why Children Matter

Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
Publisher: The Plough Publishing House
ISBN: 9780874868845
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

Raising a child has never been more challenging. If you ever doubt yourself or wonder if it is worth the heartache, read this little book. If you worry that your family will not weather life's storms or if you fear losing your children to the prevailing culture, read it again. Why Children Matter offers biblical wisdom and commonsense advice on how to hold a family together and raise children with character. Johann Christoph Arnold, a father, grandfather and pastor, has written eleven books, including three on parenting and children's education. As the fabric of family and society is torn apart, this book offers up concrete steps to encourage parents faced with difficult child-rearing decisions.

Child Labor and Human Rights

Author: Burns H. Weston
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 158826324X
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Social Science

The International Labor Organization estimated in 2000 that, of the approximately 246 million children engaged in labor worldwide, 171 million were working in situations harmful to their physical development. Child Labor and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of child labor from a human rights perspective. The authors consider the connections between human rights and abusive child labor, the pros and cons of a rights-based approach to the problem, and specific strategies for effecting change. They make an indispensable contribution to the growing effort to abolish abusive and exploitive child labor practices.Burns H. Weston is Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and founding director of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Iowa. His numerous books in the field of human rights include Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action and The Future of International Human Rights; he is also coeditor of the award-winning International Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook.Contents: Introduction?B.H. Weston. Clarifying the Problem. Rethinking Child Labor: A Multidimensional Human Rights Problem?B.H. Weston and M.B. Teerink. Defining Child Labor as if Human Rights Matter?J. Ennew, W.E. Myers, and D. Plateau. Child Labor and Human Rights: Lessons in History?H. Cunningham and S. Stromquist. The Standards-Based Response of the World Community. Child Labor Standards: From Treaties to Labels?H. Cullen. Translating Standards into Practice: Confronting Transnational Barriers?S.L. Bachman. Translating Standards into Practice: Confronting Local Barriers?M.F.C. Bourdillon. Case Studies. Combating Child Labor in Tanzania: A Beginning?D. Mmari. Combating Child Labor in the Philippines: Listening to Children?V.V. Rialp. Combating Child Labor in Brazil: Social Movements in Action?B. Rodrigues dos Santos. Toward Progressive Change. Abolishing Child Labor: A Multifaceted Human Rights Solution?B.H. Weston and M.B. Teerink. Conceiving Child Labor in Human Rights Terms: Can It Mobilize Progressive Change??D.M. Post. Working Children as Change Makers: Reflections from the South?V. Karunan. Shifting Views on Child Labor: The Practice of IGOs?B. White. NGOs in the Struggle Against Child Labor?L.S. Wiseberg. Earning and Learning: Tensions and Compatability?S.L. Bissell. Trade-Based Strategies to Combat Child Labor?F.J. Garcia and S. Jun. Conclusion: Contributor?s Consensus. Bringing Human Rights to Child Labor: Guiding Principles and a Call To Action.

Does Every Child Matter

Author: Catherine A. Simon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136955815
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Genre: Education

Every Child Matters represents the most radical change to education and welfare provision in almost two decades. This book moves beyond a descriptive ‘how to’ framework to examine the underlying political and social aims of this policy agenda. The authors’ analysis reveals that Every Child Matters represents the Government’s attempt to codify perceived risks in society and to formulate their responses. In doing so, children are made the strategic focus of much wider social policy reform, the effects of which are first felt in education. Does Every Child Matter? explores the ramifications of this along three key lines of analysis: the restructuring of the state beyond its welfare functions changes in governance and the creation of new binaries a redefining of the education sector around the needs of the child. This book provides a unique and insightful critique of Every Child Matters and its contribution to understandings of New Labour social policy. It locates the genesis of the policy in terms of its social, political and historical contexts and questions the validity of constructing social policy around issues of child welfare. Students, academics and researchers in education studies and education policy will find this book of great interest.

Middle Children Matter A Notebook For The Forgotten Middle Child

Author: Stone Creek Products
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 1073142132
Release Date: 2019-06-11

This 6x9 blank lined composition notebook with 120 pages is perfect for the middle children in your family. As a middle child, your brother or sister may feel left out or forgotten - so give them a companion - a cute journal to keep them company! This doodle book is a funny gag gift for any sons or daughters who constantly reminds everyone of their plight as a middle child. The fun little diary makes a great Christmas gift or birthday present under $10 dollars.

Illuminating How Identities Stereotypes and Inequalities Matter through Gender Studies

Author: D. Nicole Farris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 9789401787185
Release Date: 2014-04-30
Genre: Social Science

This collection highlights and extends contemporary women's and gender studies by presenting theoretical analyses and innovative research conceptualizations, applications and methodologies via a diverse variety of popular-in-the-classroom topics, such as changing masculinities; comedic/dramatic portrayals of ethnicity and discrimination; stigma and differences within mainstream media gender stereotypes; intersections of gendered and sexual identities in social media and fundamental institutions. These topics emphasize relevant issues and nuances within popular culture, identities and perceptions and social problems and illustrate the breadth of gender studies and its applications, while the diverse methodologies like historical comparisons; ethnographic, demographic and statistical analyses, demonstrate its epistemology. Each chapter remains solidly founded in gender theory while making significant innovative contributions to the overall field.

The Child s Journey Through Care

Author: Dorota Iwaniec
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470011393
Release Date: 2006-08-04
Genre: Social Science

This book focuses on children's journeys through the care system, from voluntary admission into care, through complicated and often long court proceedings, in pursuit of Care or Freeing Orders. Problems that arise from taking cases through the courts are examined, together with tensions that may arise between judicial and social work decision-making. The Child's Journey Through Care discusses in full: the emotional and behavioural problems of looked-after children and elaborates on care-planning and helping strategies; children's rights whilst in State care and their participation in decision-making about their future, including preparation for appearances in court; the importance and ways of building new attachments and relationships with substitute carers, with emphases on resilience and children's strengths; pitfalls and successes when seeking permanency of care and emotional stability. The book also includes considerations of the European Convention of Human Rights (1998) and describes many of the dilemmas arising in meeting the rights of children and parents, without jeopardising the welfare of either. The importance of openness, consideration, and straightforward dealings with parents is given due emphasis, especially where preparations for taking cases to court are involved. The Child's Journey Through Care will be a valuable source of information for field and residential workers, social work supervisors, resource managers, policy makers, and those working in the legal profession.

Making Sure All Children Matter

Author: Natasha Ushomirsky
ISBN: OCLC:1066497574
Release Date: 2014

School accountability systems have the potential to be a powerful tool to help close the long-standing gaps in achievement that separate low-income students and students of color from their peers. They can do this by: (1) Setting a clear expectation that schools have to serve all of their students--not just some--well; (2) Drawing attention to how schools are performing for all student groups; and (3) Prompting action when schools don't meet expectations for a group of students. A key way that an accountability system signals its expectations is through the ratings it assigns to schools. To better understand the signals that accountability systems are currently sending about group outcomes, the authors analyzed student performance data from three states--Florida, Kentucky, and Minnesota. For each state, they asked, "How are schools that earn the highest accountability rating, as well as lower ratings, performing for all students? How about for low-income students and students of color?" In each state, schools are getting top ratings despite low performance for some groups. In fact, the differences are so large that top-rated schools often perform similarly for their students of color and low-income students as middle- to low-rated schools do for their white and higher income peers. These findings make clear that the signals that school ratings send about group performance are not strong enough to prompt wide-scale attention to and action around gap closing. Despite advances in some areas of school accountability, when it comes to increasing equity in this nation's education system, today's accountability systems still represent, at best, a missed opportunity. Two appendices are included: (1) Data Sources and Relevant Data Notes for Figures 1-6; and (2) Numbers of schools included in Figures 1-5.

Bone Health in Children

Author: Steven A. Abrams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439849279
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Medical

Bone health is one of the most widely discussed topics in pediatric nutrition. Ensuring adequate calcium and vitamin D intake is essential, and other factors also play a significant role. Bone Health in Children explores the recent decades of research and public commentary on the subject, debunks popular myths, and clarifies the often confusing and contradictory scientific literature. Presenting practical and theoretical education and advice, the book provides rational and accessible information geared to a wide audience of individuals interested in this critical element of pediatric health. Highlights include: The Institute of Medicine process by which Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are developed Iron, calcium, and vitamin D requirements for infants, children, and pregnant and lactating women Controversy over high-dose vitamin D supplementation and pregnancy Detailed explanation of the scientific research process related to human nutrition The nonbone health aspects of vitamin D and why literature claims about this topic can be misleading Frequently Asked Questions regarding nutrition with answers in short format Providing a solid understanding as to how dietary guidelines are developed and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of their underlying data, this volume answers practical questions crucial for choosing diets for children while also delving into the more theoretical aspects of conducting and interpreting medical research.

The Role of International Law in the Elimination of Child Labor

Author: Holly Cullen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004162853
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Offering a contribution to the debates on child labor, this book presents child labor as a problem to which various branches of international law have made a response. It treats a range of international law sub-disciplines, and analyses child labor in the context of social, economic and cultural issues.

Life Is Beautiful Doesn t Matter What Because We Are God s Children

Author: William Moreira
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595320417
Release Date: 2004-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This book is for everyone of any age, social status--having religion or not--in hope of educating the soul to discover the positive side of our marvelous world in God's universe. This celestial message was whispered by an angel to the author authorized by the "High Authorities," educating that life is beautiful in any circumstance that it is not only to be born, suffer and die and why and why life is like this.

Children s Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools

Author: Debbie Watson
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847425133
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

"This book challenges the concept of wellbeing as applied to children, particularly in a school-based context. Taking a post-structural approach, it suggests that wellbeing should be understood, and experiences revealed, at the level of the subjective child. This runs counter to contemporary accounts that reduce children's wellbeing to objective lists of things that are needed in order to live well. This book will be useful for academics and practitioners working directly with children, and anyone interested in children's wellbeing."--Publisher's website.

The Nature of Children s Well Being

Author: Alexander Bagattini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401792523
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Social Science

This book presents new findings that deal with different facets of the well-being of children and their relevance to the proper treatment of children. The well-being of children is considered against the background of a wide variety of legal, political, medical, educational and familial perspectives. The book addresses diverse issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives using a variety of methods. It has three major sections with the essays in each section loosely organized about a common general theme. The first section focuses on issues concerning the relation between children’s well-being and autonomy or agency. The second section deals with child well-being insofar as the limits of parental authority are concerned. The third section has a more applied orientation and addresses a variety of public policy controversies involving the interpretation of children’s well-being.

A Matter of Trust

Author: Carollee Howes
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807742648
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Education

The authors draw on their experiences as a developmental psychologist and as a teacher educator to provide ways for teachers to create positive child-teacher relationships and classroom climates. This forward-looking volume applies attachment theory to child-teacher relationships...explores strategies that teachers can use to foster positive student behavior...provides narrative examples from early childhood classrooms serving primarily low-income children of color...and uses stories from exemplary classrooms as well as those in which teachers are struggling with relationships.