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Children's understanding of biology and health [electronic resource] /
edited by Michael Siegal and Candida C. Peterson.
imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
description
xiii, 291 p.: ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521620988 (hardcover)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
isbn
0521620988 (hardcover)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8358541
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Review Quotes
'... this is a fresh and insightful examination of an important area of children's understanding which, given its dual emphasis on both theoretical and applied issues, should appeal to both developmental psychologists and medical professionals alike.' Infant and Child Development
'... this is a fresh and insightful examination of an important area of children's understanding which, given its dual emphasis on both theoretical and applied issues, should appeal to both developmental psychologists and medical professionals alike.'Infant and Child Development
"This text offers an important addition to the literature on children's concepts of health, illness, and their internal bodies, and a valuable international perspective on many of the contemporary issues in the field. It is particularly welcome at a time when government initiatives are seeking to convey important health promotion messages to increasingly younger age groups of children." --Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
"...provides a rich empirical database of topics with great theoretical and practical significance...fascinating, entertaining, and at times sobering... Human Development
‘… this is a fresh and insightful examination of an important area of children’s understanding which, given its dual emphasis on both theoretical and applied issues, should appeal to both developmental psychologists and medical professionals alike.’Infant and Child Development
'... a vital and valuable book that everyone who works with children and young people should consult in depth.' Health Education
'... a vital and valuable book that everyone who works with children and young people should consult in depth.'Health Education
‘… a vital and valuable book that everyone who works with children and young people should consult in depth.'Health Education
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Summaries
Main Description
This book uses new research and theory to present the first state-of-the-art account of children's understanding of biology and health. Each of the contributors views children's understanding in these areas to be to some extent adaptive to their well-being and survival and uses evidence collected through a variety of different techniques to consider whether young children are capable of basic theorising and understanding of health and illness. Topics ranging from babies to the elderly including birth, death, contamination and contagion, food and pain are examined and close links between research and practice are made with obvious attendant benefits in terms of education and communication. The combination of theory and practice will guarantee the appeal of this book to an international audience of advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals in areas such as education, child welfare, medicine and law.
Main Description
This book uses research and theory to an in-depth account of children's understanding of biology and health. Each of the contributors views children's understanding in these areas to be to some extent adaptive to their well-being and survival and uses evidence collected through a variety of different techniques to consider whether young children are capable of basic theorising and understanding of health and illness. Topics ranging from babies to the elderly including birth, death, contamination and contagion, food and pain are examined and close links between research and practice are made with obvious attendant benefits in terms of education and communication. The combination of theory and practice will guarantee the appeal of this book to an international audience of advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals in areas such as education, child welfare, medicine and law.
Main Description
This book uses new research and theory to present the first state-of-the-art account of children’s understanding of biology and health. Each of the contributors views children’s understanding in these areas to be to some extent adaptive to their well-being and survival and uses evidence collected through a variety of different techniques to consider whether young children are capable of basic theorising and understanding of health and illness. Topics ranging from babies to the elderly including birth, death, contamination and contagion, food and pain are examined and close links between research and practice are made with obvious attendant benefits in terms of education and communication. The combination of theory and practice will guarantee the appeal of this book to an international audience of advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals in areas such as education, child welfare, medicine and law.
Main Description
This book provides the first state-of-the-art examination of children's understanding of biology and health. Authors based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia review and evaluate children's understanding of birth, life and death, their knowledge of contamination and contagion as well as processes related to food, digestion, and pain. The chapters tightly focus on the connection between research and practice in examining the implications for communication about diseases such as HIV and for children's medical and therapeutic decision-making.
Description for Bookstore
Presenting an in-depth examination of children's understanding of biology and health and using research to examine whether children are capable of basic theorising in these areas, this book will appeal to advanced level students, academics and professionals in child health, welfare and education.
Description for Bookstore
Presenting the first comprehensive examination of children’s understanding of biology and health and using original research to examine whether children are capable of basic theorising in these areas, this book will appeal to advanced level students, academics and professionals in child health, welfare and education.
Description for Library
This book presents a unique and fresh examination of children’s understanding of biology and health. Each of the contributors views children’s understanding in these areas to be to some extent adaptive to their well-being and survival and considers whether young children are capable of basic theorising and understanding of health and illness topics ranging from babies to the elderly. Combining theory and practice this book will appeal to an international audience of advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals in areas such as education, child welfare, medicine and law.
Description for Bookstore
This book presents a unique and fresh examination of children's understanding of biology and health. Each of the contributors views children's understanding in these areas to be to some extent adaptive to their well-being and survival and considers whether young children are capable of basic theorising and understanding of health and illness topics ranging from babies to the elderly. Combining theory and practice this book will appeal to an international audience of advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students and professionals in areas such as education, child welfare, medicine and law.
Description for Bookstore
Presenting the first comprehensive examination of children's understanding of biology and health and using original research to examine whether children are capable of basic theorising in these areas, this book will appeal to advanced level students, academics and professionals in child health, welfare and education.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Exploring children's understanding of biology and health, this book uses evidence collected through a variety of different techniques to consider whether young children are capable of basic theorising and understanding of health and illness.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Development of Biological Understanding
Young children's understanding of mind-body relationships
How a naive theory of biology is acquired
Constructing a coherent theory; children's biological understanding of life and death Virginia Slaughter
Health Issues
What young children's understanding of contamination and contagion tells us about their concepts of illness
Children and pain
Children and food
The ethics of emaciation: moral connotations of body, self and diet
Applications
Considering children's folkbiology in health education
Young children's understanding of the physician's role and the medical hearsay exception
Cognitive development and the competence to consent to medical and psychotherapeutic treatment
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