Co-edited by a historian of education, a historian of childhood, and a developmental psychologist, this book features:
* An overview of the last centuryÃâs efforts to understand children by means of scientific methods.
* A cogent examination of how scientific research was translated into programs and policies (such as Universal PreÃâK and the No Child Left Behind Act) in response to social needs.
* Enlightening case studies of the intersection of the child sciences with professional and lay practices, children and families, and social reformers.
* Voices of teachers, social workers, and other professionals working with children.
About: This provocative volume takes a critical look at how the social sciences and psychology in particular have been applied to the lives of children, particularly in education, parenting, and child welfare.
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