By Pia Monrad Christensen, Margaret O'Brien
This well timed and thought-provoking publication explores kid's lives in smooth towns. At a time of extreme debate concerning the caliber of lifestyles in towns, this booklet examines how they could develop into stable areas for kids to stay in. via contributions from adolescence specialists in Europe, Australia and the USA, the publication indicates the significance of learning kid's lives in towns in a comparative and generational point of view. It additionally includes interesting money owed of urban dwelling from young ones themselves, and provides functional layout solutions.The authors examine the significance of the town as a social, fabric and cultural position for kids, and discover the connections and bounds among domestic, neighbourhood, neighborhood and town. all through, they rigidity the significance of attractive with how young ones see their urban with a purpose to reform it inside of a child-sensitive framework.This e-book is worthy examining for college students and lecturers within the box of anthropology, sociology, social coverage and schooling. it is going to even be of curiosity to these operating within the box of structure, city making plans and layout.
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The second example took place a few minutes later in the park, one of the places speciﬁcally dedicated to the children living in the village. In particular 20 Pia Christensen this example illustrates how the playground formed a scene for the collective life of the boys. My ﬁeld notes recorded this part of the walk: When we reached the park, a large newly refurbished public playground, the children set off running towards the swings. Swinging on the swings they explain to me that the Council made the playground about one year ago.
In Vanløse the approach taken by teachers drew on the idea of children learning about local physical spaces and local geography in a quite literal sense through the body. This was quite different from the previous example in that it connected more closely with children’s own practices of exploring their neighbourhood. In part this may be because, as noted above, the children in Vanløse had less opportunity for independent exploration and the teachers were concerned to give them more of this experience.