Focusing on the developmental processes through which human biological nature is expressed in the contexts of nurture, Worlds of Childhood explores the lives of children growing up in diverse social, economic and cultural conditions around the world. The series, based on the acclaimed Public Broadcast series Childhood , breaks new ground by surveying cognitive, social and physical development within the contexts of culture and history. The series also examines the ways in which the future may be changed by changing circumstances of children’s lives.
The series was designed to bring together the work of developmental psychologists, psycholinguists, historians of childhood and other experts in related fields. The series considers the cognitive, social, and physical development of children from birth through puberty. Site experiences from around the world highlight the episodes, featuring children and their families from Brazil, Japan, Russia, Cameroon and the United States. The twelve families were filmed over an 18-month period, and their activities commented on by childhood experts Jerome Kagan, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Robert A. Hinde, Sandra Scarr, Marian Wright Edelman, and Melvin Konner.
Episodes are presented chronologically to convey a developing story of events in the families lives, to compare how the same event is treated in different families, and to document the universal progression of growth in children from prenatal experience through early adolescence.
Worlds of Childhood
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Course Packs (all 24 episodes of the Worlds of Childhood series on three DVDs in a single case) may be purchased for $25.00 each, plus 7% (minimum $5.00) shipping and handling. They are ideal when students are required to view all or most of the episodes independently.
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