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The century of the child and beyond

James Marten.

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Childhood Studies; Social and Cultural History. 7607 words.

The 1989 Convention of the Rights of the Child, issued by the United Nations, provided a far more detailed and supposedly binding set of conditions and rights than the 1924 Declaration of...

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Creating a worldview of childhood

James Marten.

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Childhood Studies; Social and Cultural History. 5465 words.

The League of Nations made history on September 26, 1924, when it adopted a resolution declaring that children enjoyed certain rights. The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child...

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The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

James Marten.

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Childhood Studies; Social and Cultural History. 144 pages.

The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction describes the differing experiences of childhood across time and place, focusing on conflict, change, war, reform, and the issues and...

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Introduction

James Marten.

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Childhood Studies; Social and Cultural History. 1793 words.

Although the biological facts of being a child have remained largely the same, philosophers and theologians, reformers and policymakers, educators and scholars have, over the last few...

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Revolutions

James Marten.

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Childhood Studies; Social and Cultural History. 7259 words.

The succession of revolutions that followed the long medieval period in Europe profoundly affected childhood. The Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the political revolutions of the...

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The rise of “modern” childhoods

James Marten.

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Childhood Studies; Social and Cultural History. 8039 words.

By the end of the nineteenth century Americans and western Europeans had arrived at a specific definition of a “modern” childhood, in which children could expect a number of things: that...

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Traditions

James Marten.

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Childhood Studies; Social and Cultural History. 4793 words.

More is known about ancient childhoods in the West than elsewhere in the world, but from what is known, all cultures believed that childhood was more than a phase of biological immaturity,...

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