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Children in Scotland produces publications and information resources for
professionals from across sectors who are developing and delivering services and policies that will improve the quality of life for Scotland's children, young people and their families. Our goal is to help Scotland become an even better nation in which to be a child and raise children. All of our publications and resources are published with this overarching goal in mind.
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cover of book (image)Picture this … Celebrating Children and the Arts
Celebrating the central role culture plays in the lives of children, young people and their families
Published with the support of the Scottish Arts Council, this publication expands on themes first explored in issue 14 of Children in Europe magazine and the subsequent conference in December 2008
These include community, self-reliance and sustainability; an outline of pioneering changes in arts education; and why art, music and the performing arts are vital to our communities.
Price: £6 / members £5
image of cover (image)Siyabonana: we all see each other
By Helen Penn and Trisha Maynard
Early childhood experiences in South Africa are very different from the UK, but this vivid snapshot of early childhood development services holds useful lessons for practitioners and policy makers here.
Personal and heartfelt observations are presented within the context of South Africa’s complex national landscape – a country that is striving to repair the damage of apartheid and address severe problems of child poverty.
The latest in the ‘Building better childhoods: international perspectives’ series
Price: £13.99 / members £11.99
Sense of Place cover image (image)A sense of place: environments, community and services for young children
Children in Europe issue 18 considers the significance of 'place' and community and their relationship with services for young children, from farm kindergartens and place based learning in Norway, the Maori concept of whanau, family learning in England, economic regeneration in Italy and vertical clustering of schools and pre-schools in Portugal.
Price: £8.00 / members £6.75
Photograph of children climbing trees in a wood Front cover. Image of the town San Miniato Abstract image of child surrounded by supporting adults
Adventures in nature
Young children in charge:
A small Italian community with big ideas for childrenWorking it out: developing the children's sector workforce
Focuses on a fascinating and inspirational project that uses the local natural envirnoment to develop young children's sense of independence, confidence and self-esteem, with all inter-related skills of communication and cooperation.
Based on a 2008 study visit to San Miniato, where powerful values such as a belief in the competence of the child and the centrality of family participation drive every aspect of service delivery for the under threes. Offers a striking picture of how these bold values might be translated into practice.
A rare and revealing birds-eye view of Scotland’s children’s sector workforce, with analysis of its composition and how reform is required for it to operate as a single unitary system, with the child firmly at its centre.
Twenty years of children's rights
The education of young children as a community projectNorthern Lights: building better childhoods in Norway
Examines what the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child meant for Europe's youngest citizens.Unique insight into Italy's innovative pedagogical approach to early education and childcare. Focuses on the development of childhood services in one area of Tuscany. Insight into the development and delivery of childhood services in a country where levels of child well-being are among the best in Europe.
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