Learning Through Child Observation (Third Edition)

Learning Through Child Observation (Third Edition)

written by Debbie Watson, 1969-; presented by Mary Fawcett, 1936- (London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016, originally published 1996), 226 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
This fully updated third edition of Learning Through Child Observation is a handbook for professionals working in, or students preparing to work in, children's services. This accessible text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The authors focus on the importance of fully recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' and as unique individuals within the wider context of the family and community. This new edition reflects updates to policy and practice and further develops the critical perspective on contemporary thinking about childhood and observational methods. This edition has also expanded its focus to include observation of primary-aged children. A popular text, it will appeal to students and professionals in all children's services, whether in pre-school, schools, social care, mental health or health settings.
Field of Interest
Social Work
Debbie Watson, 1969-
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Copyright Message
First and Second edition copyright © Mary Fawcett 1996, 2009; third edition copyright © Mary Fawcett and Debbie Watson 2016
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Original Publication Date
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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Place Published / Released
London, England
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, Children and Families, Personality development, Intellectual development, Children, Macro
Mary Fawcett, 1936-

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