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Liegghio, Maria – Global Studies of Childhood, 2020
While globally advances have been made to recognize children as social actors in their own right, for psychiatrized young people their experiences of distress are often seen as a limitation and thus used as a justification for denying their meaningful participation in matters of concern to their lives. However, what would it mean if 'mental…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Child Health, Youth, Mental Disorders
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Lindholm, Sofia Kvist; Wickström, Anette – Global Studies of Childhood, 2020
Over the past decades, reports from official authorities and the media have suggested that there is a 'crisis' in young people's mental health. However, there is considerable uncertainty regarding how to interpret the data referred to in these alarming reports. The present article draws on 'the minority voices' of young people and theories…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Classification, Adolescents
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Moore, Allison – Global Studies of Childhood, 2020
The term 'pathological demand avoidance' was first coined in 1983. In recent years, diagnostic tools have emerged to enable practitioners to identify, name and treat pathological demand avoidance and, at least in the United Kingdom, there is an increasing number of children who attract this label. In addition to what are defined as the core…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Antisocial Behavior, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Golightley, Sarah – Global Studies of Childhood, 2020
In the United States, thousands of young people reside in private schools aimed at reforming 'troubled teens'. These 'troubled teens' are young people who are considered to have emotional, behavioural and/or substance misuse problems. Therapeutic boarding schools are programmes that combine educational classes and group therapy in a self-contained…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Youth Problems, Boarding Schools, Rehabilitation
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Beeker, Timo; Witeska-Mlynarczyk, Anna; te Meerman, Sanne; Mills, China – Global Studies of Childhood, 2020
When discussed in the context of diagnosing or medicating children, psychiatrization is usually portrayed as a more or less monolithic top-down process, which, according to some, enables a child's right to health, while for others is a form of child abuse. This article challenges these conceptualizations in two steps: First, it draws on available…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Mental Health, Drug Therapy, Children
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Franklin, Anita; Brady, Geraldine; Bradley, Louise – Global Studies of Childhood, 2020
Understandings of disability are situated within social, political and economic circumstances. Internationally, medical conceptualisations of disability prevail, influencing policy and practice, creating a discourse which encourages categorisation, diagnosis and prescribed ways of understanding behaviour. This body of knowledge has a profound…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Behavior, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Demetriou, Kyriakos; Nikiforidou, Zoi – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore early childhood students' views on how variations in educational technology might impact young children's learning experiences in the classroom. Initially, a meta-analysis of 33 studies was carried out in order to identify how technology is positioned in children's lives (m = 4.8 years), identifying two key…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Student Development
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Dardanou, Maria – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
The aim of this article is to investigate ways that young children interact with touchscreen devices during museum visits and during the process of making a digital story in their kindergarten classrooms related to these visits. Drawing on children's communicative embodied museum experiences and the notion of wayfaring and lines of movement, I…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Museums, Student Experience, Electronic Publishing
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Mertala, Pekka; Meriläinen, Mikko – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
Although digital games have become a constituent part of young children's lives, not enough is known about the kinds of meanings children give to games and gaming. This qualitative study contributes to resolving this need by engaging 26 5- to 7-year-old Finnish preschoolers in an open-ended drawing task to answer the following research questions:…
Descriptors: Children, Computer Games, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing
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Ludgate, Shannon – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
This article reports on the findings of a mixed-methods, interpretive study identifying practitioners' pedagogical approaches when children aged 3-4 years use touchscreen devices in early years settings in the West Midlands, UK. A multi-site case study approach was adopted involving interviews with 12 practitioners to identify their rationale for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Johnston, Kelly – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
Digital technologies are increasingly prevalent and can complement more traditional resources to support children's investigations and explorations in early learning contexts. A new consideration is the value of technology in positioning early childhood educators as co-learners and co-investigators alongside children. This article presents…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Play, Integrated Curriculum
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Lundtofte, Thomas Enemark; Odgaard, Ane Bjerre; Skovbjerg, Helle Marie – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
This article explores 4- to 7-year-old children's tablet computer (tablet) use, drawing on empirical data from day-care institutions, primary schools and private home settings in Denmark. Data were gathered via video observations in two different studies: (a) a media ethnography on children's tablet play practices in home settings and (b) a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Computer Use, Handheld Devices
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Murris, Karin – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
This article explores how three well-known conceptual frameworks view child development and how they assume particular figurations of the child in the context of the South African National Curriculum Framework for Children from Birth to Four. This new curriculum is based on a children's rights framework. The capability approaches offer important…
Descriptors: Child Development, Humanism, Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum
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Forster, Daniella J.; McPherson, Amy; Douglas, Samuel – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
In the following interview, Meira Levinson (Harvard Graduate School) discusses the field of educational ethics and how it can enhance justifiable youth activism to enact citizenship education and recover democracy. She introduces readers to her philosophical approach for developing normative case studies that aim to be inclusive of divergent views…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Ethics
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Nesterova, Yulia – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
Taiwan's Indigenous children are culturally and linguistically different and socially and economically marginalized compared to their Han Chinese peers. For decades, education assimilated Indigenous people into the mainstream society by undermining their languages, cultures and traditional spaces. Since the 1990s, multicultural policies have been…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Differences, Language Minorities
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