Tag Archives: Children’s entertainment

Education, citizenship, knowledge economies and ‘The Disappearance of Adulthood’

I quite enjoyed this article… there were parts of it I wanted to question him further on, but lots of it that just made a pile of sense… these are those bits: Lawrence Quill writes: “In 1982, Neil Postman wrote The … Continue reading

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Children’s environmentalism; How do children contribute to a sustainable world?

Bengt Larsson, Magnus Andersson and Christina Osbeck present a review of the literature they considered relevant to any research into environmentalist practices among children. There are some quite complex issues in the article, so I confess to wanting to read it … Continue reading

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The benefits of promoting autonomy in children

Research suggests that “…children denied sufficient autonomy will struggle to gain coping skills, undermining their resilience and sense of self-efficacy.” (138) “The recent UNICEF overview of child well-being in 21 countries found that those countries whose children enjoy comparatively high … Continue reading

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It’s not that children grow up faster these days…

“Cultural commentators often say that children today grow up faster than they used to. As a statement about their everyday autonomy, this could hardly be further from the truth. The boundaries between adult culture and children’s culture may be becoming … Continue reading

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I’m not going to do Nothing any more

“If the contrarian playwright A. A. Milne were alive to see the state of the house at Pooh Corner – festooned with matching curtains, bedding, educational software for toddlers, TV series, and more – he would probably want to board … Continue reading

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