Pdf ebook: State of the Young Child in India

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Summary: This Report is one of the first comprehensive studies on young children in India. It focuses on children under 6 years of age and presents key aspects of t

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1000054934
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
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Description: This Report is one of the first comprehensive studies on young children in India. It focuses on children under 6 years of age and presents key aspects of their well-being and development. With the highest number of neonatal, infant and under-5 deaths in the world, there is an urgent need to address issues that continue to affect the young child in India. This volume: Introduces two young child indices aggregating selected indicators to separately track child outcomes and child circumstances. Provides an account of the current situation of the young child in terms of physical and cognitive development, access to care, disadvantaged children and major issues that have led to the continued neglect of this age group. Explores the policy and legal framework, fiscal space and the role and obligations of key stakeholders, including the state, private sector, civil society, media and the family. Highlights key recommendations and action points that can help to improve the ecosystem for early childhood care and development. Drawing on specially commissioned technical background papers, supplemented by extensive field experience of Mobile Creches in childcare, this Report will be of interest to practitioners, policymakers and influencers, think tanks and researchers of public policy, development studies, human rights, sociology and social anthropology, as well as general readers. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781003026488, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. .


Pdf ebook: Status of Children in India Inc

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  • Author : Enakshi Ganguly Thukral,Bharti Ali
  • Publisher: HAQ Centre for Child Rights
  • ISBN: 8190163833
  • Genre: Child development
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1929
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Pdf ebook: Parenting Matters

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Summary: Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at t

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309388570
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 524
  • Language: English
  • Views: 940
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Description: Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children's well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child's brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents' lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents' use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.


Pdf ebook: Children and Young People's Participation and Its Transformative Potential

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Summary: Bringing together theories, ideas, insights and experiences of practitioners and researchers from Brazil, India, South Africa and the UK, this book explore

  • Author : E.K.M. Tisdall,Andressa M. Gadda,Udi Mandel Butler
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137316543
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Views: 304
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Description: Bringing together theories, ideas, insights and experiences of practitioners and researchers from Brazil, India, South Africa and the UK, this book explores children and young people's involvement in public action. The contributors consider the potential of children and young people's participation to be transformative.


Pdf ebook: The Cost of Inaction for Young Children Globally

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Summary: The Cost of Inaction for Young Children Globally is the summary of a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Investing in Young Children Glob

  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309307783
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 108
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1618
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Description: The Cost of Inaction for Young Children Globally is the summary of a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally in April 2014 to focus on investments in young children and the cost of inaction. Participants explored existing, new, and innovative science and research from around the world to translate this evidence into sound and strategic investments in policies and practices that will make a difference in the lives of children and their caregivers. This report discusses intersections across health, education, nutrition, living conditions, and social protection and how investments of economic, natural, social, and other resources can sustain or promote early childhood development and well-being.


Pdf ebook: How People Learn

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Summary: First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into ac

  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309131979
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 697
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Description: First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.


Pdf ebook: The Operational Evidence Base for Delivering Direct Nutrition Interventions in India

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Summary: The persistence of undernutrition in the face of India’s impressive economic growth is of enormous concern. Less than 55 percent of mothers and children r

  • Author : Rasmi Avula,Suneetha Kadiyala,Kavita Singh,Purnima Menon
  • Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 72
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1296
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Description: The persistence of undernutrition in the face of India’s impressive economic growth is of enormous concern. Less than 55 percent of mothers and children receive any essential health and nutrition inputs that are critical for improving maternal and child nutrition. We conducted a desk review (1) to document the extent to which national and civil society/NGO programs in India reflect current technical recommendations for nutrition and (2) assess the operational evidence base for implementing essential interventions for nutrition in the Indian context. We reviewed the design of the two major national programs, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Subsequently, we used Google Scholar to search the published literature from 2000 to 2012 for evidence of interventions addressing the inputs to improve child nutrition. Finally, we contacted 70 program stakeholders to identify the unpublished evidence on inputs in program models implemented by civil society/nongovernment organizations. We find that, by design, the two national programs (ICDS and NRHM) together appear to incorporate all the essential inputs and use evidence-based interventions. There is an expectation by design that the frontline workers of ICDS and NRHM coordinate and collaborate to deliver the interventions. A review of 22 program models shows that a majority focused on improving breastfeeding and timely initiation of complementary feeding. However, only a few addressed the full spectrum of complementary feeding, vitamin A deficiency, pediatric anemia, and severe acute malnutrition. None addressed how to reduce intestinal parasitic burdens or prevent malaria. There is limited published literature on the effectiveness of the recommended interventions to deliver the essential inputs. There are few efficacy studies and even fewer effectiveness studies or program evaluations on delivering essential nutrition interventions in the Indian context. The most commonly used delivery strategies across multiple essential inputs were home visits that involved individual or group counseling by community health workers or by self-help groups. Mass media and community events such as marriages and fairs were used as avenues to generate support for the interventions. Some programs used community mobilization to promote the interventions. Several of these programs worked to improve coordination and convergence between ICDS and NRHM and to strengthen these existing systems through training, improved monitoring, and supervision. Overall, a large gap persists in both the published and gray literature on how to promote interventions to address the essential inputs. Much more operational evidence is needed to ensure high-quality delivery of the evidence-based interventions that are already being implemented nationwide. Given the potential for the national programs to effectively deliver interventions to achieve maximum coverage and impact, and the government of India’s current interest in ICDS system strengthening, this is an opportune time to test some of the innovations using the ICDS and NRHM platforms.


Pdf ebook: Still Out of Focus

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  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: HAQ Centre for Child Rights
  • ISBN: 8190654829
  • Genre: Child welfare
  • Number of Pages: 233
  • Language: English
  • Views: 776
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Pdf ebook: Investment in Early Childhood Education in a Globalized World

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Summary: This book is a comparative study of how early childhood educational policies and initiatives in three countries—China, India, and the United States—hav

  • Author : Guangyu Tan,Amita Gupta,Gay Wilgus
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 1137600411
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 337
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1835
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Description: This book is a comparative study of how early childhood educational policies and initiatives in three countries—China, India, and the United States—have been utilized as both direct and indirect strategies for responding to fierce global economic competition. Human capital theory and cultural ecology theory serve as the conceptual framework for discussing how this has played out in each of the three countries. In addition, this book presents a discussion and analysis of how the beliefs, parents’ perspectives, and practices with regard to child-rearing and the education of young children have both changed and remained the same in response to forces of globalization.


Pdf ebook: India's Childhood in the "pits"

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  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: HAQ Centre for Child Rights
  • ISBN: 8190654845
  • Genre: Child labor
  • Number of Pages: 207
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1923
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Pdf ebook: The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

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Summary: An authoritative, state-of-the-art collection that brings together key experts to provide an overview of the field. This new paperback edition includes 3 n

  • Author : E. Kuhlmann,E. Annandale
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137295406
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 535
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1560
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Description: An authoritative, state-of-the-art collection that brings together key experts to provide an overview of the field. This new paperback edition includes 3 new chapters on human resources and health, end-of-life care and complementary and alternative medicine as well as thorough updates to the introduction and conclusion.


Pdf ebook: From Neurons to Neighborhoods

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Summary: How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "

  • Author : Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309132835
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 612
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1202
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Description: How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.


Pdf ebook: Children in Globalising India

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Summary: Contributed articles.

  • Author : Enakshi Ganguly Thukral
  • Publisher: HAQ Centre for Child Rights
  • ISBN: 8190163809
  • Genre: Children
  • Number of Pages: 363
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1840
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Description: Contributed articles.


Pdf ebook: The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children's Rights

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Summary: Written to commemorate 30 years since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), The Routledge International Handbook of Young Child

  • Author : Jane Murray,Beth Blue Swadener,Kylie Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000682161
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 578
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1076
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Description: Written to commemorate 30 years since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Rights reflects upon the status of children aged 0–8 years around the world, whether they are respected or neglected, and how we may move forward. With contributions from international experts and emerging authorities on children’s rights, Murray, Blue Swadener and Smith have produced this highly significant textbook on young children’s rights globally. Containing sections on policy, along with rights to protection, provision and participation for young children, this book combines discussions of children’s rights and early childhood development, and investigates the crucial yet frequently overlooked link between the two. The authors examine how policy, practice and research could be utilised to address the barriers to universal respect for children, to create a safer and more enriching world for them to live and flourish in. The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Rights is an essential resource for students and academics in early childhood education, social work and paediatrics, as well as for researchers, policymakers, leaders and practitioners involved in the provision of children’s services and paedeatric healthcare, and international organisations with an interest in or ability to influence national or global policies on children’s rights.


Pdf ebook: The Handbook of Culture and Psychology

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Summary: Cultural and cross-cultural psychology and research continue to make strong contributions to mainstream psychology. Researchers and theoreticians from all

  • Author : David Matsumoto,Hyisung C. Hwang
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190679751
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Views: 369
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Description: Cultural and cross-cultural psychology and research continue to make strong contributions to mainstream psychology. Researchers and theoreticians from all parts of the globe increasingly contribute to this endeavor, enabling cultural and cross-cultural psychology and research to be one of the most exciting areas of study in psychology. This book describes the continued evolution and advancement of the main research domains of cultural and cross-cultural psychology. Renowned authors not only review the state-of-the-art in their respective fields but also describe the challenges and opportunities that their respective research domains face in the future. New chapters cover the teaching of a culturally informed psychology and the increasing changes and advancements of cultures and societies around the world and their impact on individual psychologies. This volume covers standard areas of well-studied concepts such as development, cognition, emotion, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, and acculturation, as well as emerging areas such as multicultural identities, cultural neuroscience, and religion. It is a must read for all culturally informed scholars, both beginning and experienced.


Pdf ebook: Improving nutrition in West Bengal: Insights from examining trends in outcomes, determinants and interventions between 2006 and 2016

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Summary: The purpose of this Policy Note is to examine the trends in undernutrition in West Bengal and to document trends and geographic variability in the major de

  • Author : Kohli, Neha,Nguyen, Phuong Hong,Avula, Rasmi,Tran, Lan Mai,Menon, Purnima
  • Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 12
  • Language: English
  • Views: 966
  • Downloads: 966
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Description: The purpose of this Policy Note is to examine the trends in undernutrition in West Bengal and to document trends and geographic variability in the major determinants of nutrition and the coverage of key nutrition and health interventions. In doing this analysis, we aim to highlight the key areas of action to improve nutrition in West Bengal.


Pdf ebook: In Pursuit of the Good Life

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Summary: Once celebrated as a model development for its progressive social indicators, the southern Indian state of Kerala has earned the new distinction as the nat

  • Author : Jocelyn Lim Chua
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520957644
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1222
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Description: Once celebrated as a model development for its progressive social indicators, the southern Indian state of Kerala has earned the new distinction as the nation’s suicide capital, with suicide rates soaring to triple the national average since 1990. Rather than an aberration on the path to development and modernity, Keralites understand this crisis to be the bitter fruit borne of these historical struggles and the aspirational dilemmas they have produced in everyday life. Suicide, therefore, offers a powerful lens onto the experiential and affective dimensions of development and global change in the postcolonial world. In the long shadow of fear and uncertainty that suicide casts in Kerala, living acquires new meaning and contours. In this powerful ethnography, Jocelyn Chua draws on years of fieldwork to broaden the field of vision beyond suicide as the termination of life, considering how suicide generates new ways of living in these anxious times.


Pdf ebook: Educating the Student Body

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Summary: Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, di

  • Author : Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309283140
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 475
  • Language: English
  • Views: 893
  • Downloads: 893
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Description: Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic. The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents. Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding principles to guide its work on these tasks. These included: recognizing the benefits of instilling life-long physical activity habits in children; the value of using systems thinking in improving physical activity and physical education in the school environment; the recognition of current disparities in opportunities and the need to achieve equity in physical activity and physical education; the importance of considering all types of school environments; the need to take into consideration the diversity of students as recommendations are developed. This report will be of interest to local and national policymakers, school officials, teachers, and the education community, researchers, professional organizations, and parents interested in physical activity, physical education, and health for school-aged children and adolescents.


Pdf ebook: Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Postmulticulturalism

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Summary: This volume identifies, problematizes, and discusses issues specific to the design of educational programs for teacher candidates from working class, ethni

  • Author : Gay Wilgus
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137275901
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 206
  • Language: English
  • Views: 376
  • Downloads: 376
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Description: This volume identifies, problematizes, and discusses issues specific to the design of educational programs for teacher candidates from working class, ethnic- and language-minority, and immigrant backgrounds, taking as its starting point the distinctive, complex perspectives that these candidates bring to the university classroom.


Pdf ebook: Children's Security Neglected in Assam Budget

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  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: HAQ Centre for Child Rights
  • ISBN: 8190654853
  • Genre: Budget
  • Number of Pages: 72
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1428
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Pdf ebook: Disha 365 Current Affairs Analysis Vol. 1 for UPSC IAS/ IPS Prelim & Main Exams 2020

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Summary: Table of Contents Unit 1 - Polity & governance – topics 1 to 54 Unit 2 – reports & indexes - topics 55 to 88 Unit 3 – schemes, bills & acts - topics

  • Author : Ashish Malik
  • Publisher: Disha Publications
  • ISBN: 9389986591
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1711
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Description: Table of Contents Unit 1 - Polity & governance – topics 1 to 54 Unit 2 – reports & indexes - topics 55 to 88 Unit 3 – schemes, bills & acts - topics 89 to 136 Unit 4 - social justice - topics 137 to 148 Unit 5 - international developments - topics 149 to 191 Unit 6 - Prelim snippets Prelims snippets for quick revision exclusively to boost your score IAS Prelim full length practice tests 1 & 2 with explanations IAS main full length practice tests 1 & 2 with explanations.


Pdf ebook: Handbook of Cultural Developmental Science

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Summary: Researchers and theoreticians commonly acknowledge the profound impact of culture on all aspects of development. However, many in the field are often unawa

  • Author : Marc H. Bornstein
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1136648488
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 624
  • Language: English
  • Views: 504
  • Downloads: 504
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Description: Researchers and theoreticians commonly acknowledge the profound impact of culture on all aspects of development. However, many in the field are often unaware of the latest cultural literatures or how development proceeds in places other than their home locations. This comprehensive handbook covers all domains of developmental science from a cultural point of view and in all regions of the globe. Part 1 covers domains of development across cultures, and Part 2 focuses on development in different places around the world. The Handbook documents child and caregiver characteristics associated with cultural variation, and it charts relations between cultural and developmental variations in physical, mental, emotional, and social development in children, parents, and cultural groups. This contemporary and scholarly resource of culture in development covers theoretical, methodological, substantive, and ethnic issues as well as geographic approaches. Each chapter includes an introduction, historical and demographic considerations, theory, an overview of the most important classical and modern research studies, recommended future directions in theory and research, and a conclusion. The chapters focus on children from the prenatal stage through adolescence. Interdisciplinary in nature, the Handbook will appeal to human development theoreticians, researchers, and students in psychology, education, and pediatrics. Ideal for those new to the field, readers will appreciate the plethora of cultural examples from all fields of child and human development and developmental examples from all fields of cultural study.


Pdf ebook: A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

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Summary: The strengths and abilities children develop from infancy through adolescence are crucial for their physical, emotional, and cognitive growth, which in tur

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309484014
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 618
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1132
  • Downloads: 1132
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Description: The strengths and abilities children develop from infancy through adolescence are crucial for their physical, emotional, and cognitive growth, which in turn help them to achieve success in school and to become responsible, economically self-sufficient, and healthy adults. Capable, responsible, and healthy adults are clearly the foundation of a well-functioning and prosperous society, yet America's future is not as secure as it could be because millions of American children live in families with incomes below the poverty line. A wealth of evidence suggests that a lack of adequate economic resources for families with children compromises these children's ability to grow and achieve adult success, hurting them and the broader society. A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty reviews the research on linkages between child poverty and child well-being, and analyzes the poverty-reducing effects of major assistance programs directed at children and families. This report also provides policy and program recommendations for reducing the number of children living in poverty in the United States by half within 10 years.


Pdf ebook: Infant and Young Child Feeding

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Summary: This exciting book, edited by Fiona Dykes and Victoria Hall Moran and with a foreword from Gretel Pelto, explores in an integrated context the varied facto

  • Author : Fiona Dykes,Victoria Hall-Moran
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444315325
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1335
  • Downloads: 1335
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Description: This exciting book, edited by Fiona Dykes and Victoria Hall Moran and with a foreword from Gretel Pelto, explores in an integrated context the varied factors associated with infant and child nutrition, including global feeding strategies, cultural factors, issues influencing breastfeeding, and economic and life cycle influences


Pdf ebook: The Migration-Displacement Nexus

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Summary: The "migration-displacement nexus" is a new concept intended to capture the complex and dynamic interactions between voluntary and forced migration, both i

  • Author : Khalid Koser,Susan Martin
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857451928
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1954
  • Downloads: 1954
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Description: The "migration-displacement nexus" is a new concept intended to capture the complex and dynamic interactions between voluntary and forced migration, both internally and internationally. Besides elaborating a new concept, this volume has three main purposes: the first is to focus empirical attention on previously understudied topics, such as internal trafficking and the displacement of foreign nationals, using case studies including Afghanistan and Iraq; the second is to highlight new challenges, including urban displacement and the effects of climate change; and the third is to explore gaps in current policy responses and elaborate alternatives for the future.


Pdf ebook: Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Ecological Settings and Processes

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Summary: The essential reference for human development theory, updatedand reconceptualized The Handbook of Child Psychology and DevelopmentalScience, a four-volume

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118953916
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 944
  • Language: English
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Description: The essential reference for human development theory, updatedand reconceptualized The Handbook of Child Psychology and DevelopmentalScience, a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work towhich all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now inits Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been consideredthe definitive guide to the field of developmental science. Volume 4: Ecological Settings and Processes in DevelopmentalSystems is centrally concerned with the people, conditions, andevents outside individuals that affect children and theirdevelopment. To understand children's development it is bothnecessary and desirable to embrace all of these social and physicalcontexts. Guided by the relational developmental systemsmetatheory, the chapters in the volume are ordered them in a mannerthat begins with the near proximal contexts in which children findthemselves and moving through to distal contexts that influencechildren in equally compelling, if less immediately manifest, ways.The volume emphasizes that the child's environment is complex,multi-dimensional, and structurally organized into interlinkedcontexts; children actively contribute to their development; thechild and the environment are inextricably linked, andcontributions of both child and environment are essential toexplain or understand development. Understand the role of parents, other family members, peers,and other adults (teachers, coaches, mentors) in a child'sdevelopment Discover the key neighborhood/community and institutionalsettings of human development Examine the role of activities, work, and media in child andadolescent development Learn about the role of medicine, law, government, war anddisaster, culture, and history in contributing to the processes ofhuman development The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the fourvolumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science isin the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shiftthat involves increasingly greater understanding of how todescribe, explain, and optimize the course of human life fordiverse individuals living within diverse contexts. ThisHandbook is the definitive reference for educators,policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in humandevelopment, psychology, sociology, anthropology, andneuroscience.


Pdf ebook: India Child Rights Index

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  • Author : Enakshi Ganguly Thukral,Parul Thukral
  • Publisher: HAQ Centre for Child Rights
  • ISBN: 8190654861
  • Genre: Children's rights
  • Number of Pages: 262
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Pdf ebook: Twenty Years of CRC

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  • Publisher: HAQ Centre for Child Rights
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Pdf ebook: The Economics of Immigration

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  • Author : Cynthia Bansak,Nicole Simpson,Madeline Zavodny
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000283879
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 450
  • Language: English
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Description: This book, in its second edition, introduces readers to the economics of immigration, which is a booming field within economics. The main themes and objectives of the book are for readers to understand the decision to migrate, the impacts of immigration on markets and government budgets and the consequences of immigration policies in a global context. Our goal is for readers to be able to make informed economic arguments about key issues related to immigration around the world. This book applies economic tools to the topic of immigration to answer questions like whether immigration raises or lowers the standard of living of people in a country. The book examines many other consequences of immigration as well, such as the effect on tax revenues and government expenditures, the effect on how and what firms decide to produce and the effect on income inequality, to name just a few. It also examines questions like what determines whether people choose to move and where they decide to go. It even examines how immigration affects the ethnic diversity of restaurants and financial markets. Readers will learn how to apply economic tools to the topic of immigration. Immigration is frequently in the news as more people move around the world to work, to study and to join family members. The economics of immigration has important policy implications. Immigration policy is controversial in many countries. This book explains why this is so and equips the reader to understand and contribute to policy debates on this important topic.


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  • Author : Shahra Razavi,Silke Staab
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136305777
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 16
  • Language: English
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Description: Care work, both paid and unpaid, contributes to well-being, social development and economic growth. But the costs of providing care are unequally borne across gender and social class. Feminist scholarship on the gendered construction of welfare provisioning and welfare regimes has produced a conceptually strong and empirically grounded analysis of care, reinforcing the necessity of rethinking the distinctions between "the public" and "the private" as well as the links between them. Yet this analysis, premised on post-industrial contexts, does not travel easily to other parts of the world. Many of its core assumptions – about family structures, labor markets, state capacities, and public social provisioning – do not hold for a wider range of countries. Drawing on original research on the care economy in three developing regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America), this volume addresses a major empirical lacuna while facilitating a conversation across the North-South divide.


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  • Author : Satadru Sen
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 1843313626
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
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Description: 'Colonial Childhoods' is about the politics of childhood in India between the 1860s and the 1930s. It examines not only the redefinition of the 'child' in the cultural and intellectual climate of colonialism, but also the uses of the child, the parent and the family in colonizing and nationalizing projects.


Pdf ebook: Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

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  • Author : James A. Banks
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506320333
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 2600
  • Language: English
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Description: The diversity education literature, both nationally and internationally, is broad and diffuse. Consequently, there needs to be a systematic and logical way to organize and present the state of research for students and professionals. American citizens need to understand the dynamics of their increasingly diverse communities and institutions and the global world in which we live, work, and lead. With continually evolving information on diversity policies, practices, and programs, it is important to have one place where students, scholars, teachers, and policymakers can examine and explore research, policy, and practice issues and find answers to important questions about how diversity in U.S. education—enriched with theories, research and practices in other nations—are explained and communicated, and how they affect institutional change at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. With about 700 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (4 volumes, in both print and electronic formats) will present research and statistics, case studies, and best practices, policies, and programs at pre- and postsecondary levels. Diversity is a worldwide phenomenon, and while most of the entries in the Encyclopedia will focus on the United States, diversity issues and developments in nations around the world, including the United States, are intricately connected. Consequently, to illuminate the many aspects of diversity, this volume will contain entries from different nations in the world in order to illuminate the myriad aspects of diversity. From A-to-Z, this Encyclopedia will cover the full spectrum of diversity issues, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and the global dimensions of diversity as they relate to education. This four-volume reference work will be the definitive reference for diversity issues in education in the United States and the world.


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  • Author : M. Alston
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137390573
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
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Description: A brutal gang-rape of a young woman in India in 2012 caused a global outcry against rising brutal violence against women. In response to the young woman's death and the protests that followed, the contributors analyze the position of women in South Asia, the issue of violence, women's political activism and gender inequalities.


Pdf ebook: Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950

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  • Author : K. Moruzi,M. Smith
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137356359
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 265
  • Language: English
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Description: Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950 explores a range of real and fictional colonial girlhood experiences from Jamaica, Mauritius, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, and Canada to reflect on the transitional state of girlhood between childhood and adulthood.


Pdf ebook: The Development of Early Childhood Education in Europe and North America

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  • Author : Harry Willekens,Kirsten Scheiwe,Kristen Nawrotzki
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137441984
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Language: English
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Description: The public provision of early childhood education has developed at different rates across individual countries over the past two centuries. This book provides the historical background to explain how these national differences occurred, with particular reference to welfare and educational systems, to highlight how particular influences grew.


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  • Author : Devi Sridhar
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191563900
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 250
  • Language: English
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Description: We live in an increasingly prosperous world, yet the estimated number of undernourished people has risen, and will continue to rise with the doubling of food prices. A large majority of those affected are living in India. Why have strategies to combat hunger, especially in India, failed so badly? How did a nation that prides itself on booming economic growth come to have half of its preschool population undernourished? Using the case study of a World Bank nutrition project in India, this book takes on these questions and probes the issues surrounding development assistance, strategies to eliminate undernutrition, and how hunger should be fundamentally understood and addressed. Throughout the book, the underlying tension between choice and circumstance is explored. How much are individuals able to determine their life choices? How much should policy-makers take underlying social forces into account when designing policy? This book examines the possibilities, and obstacles, to eliminating child hunger. This book is not just about nutrition. It is an attempt to uncover the workings of power through a close look at the structures, discourses, and agencies through which nutrition policy operates. In this process, the source of nutrition policy in the World Bank is traced to those affected by the policies in India.


Pdf ebook: The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poetry, Essays, Articles, Speeches, Travel Sketches & Letters (Illustrated)

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  • Author : Charles Dickens
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026873122
  • Genre: Fiction
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Description: This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of Charles Dickens” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Dickens's Children Plays The Village Coquettes The Strange Gentleman The Lamplighter Is She His Wife Mr. Nightingale's Diary No Thoroughfare The Frozen Deep Poetry The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens Travel Books American Notes Pictures From Italy The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Other Works Sunday Under Three Heads A Child's History of England Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi The Life of Our Lord The Uncommercial Traveller Contributions to “All The Year Round” Contributions to “The Examiner” Miscellaneous Papers Essays & Articles A Coal Miner's Evidence The Lost Arctic Voyagers Frauds on the Fairies Adelaide Anne Procter In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray Speeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and Social Letters of Charles Dickens Criticism CHARLES DICKENS by G. K. Chesterton DICKENS by Sir Adolphus William Ward THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie D. Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.


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  • Author : Havelock Ellis
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1613103212
  • Genre: Sex
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Pdf ebook: Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television

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  • Author : M. Stewart
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137319852
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 262
  • Language: English
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Description: Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television debates the ways in which melodrama expresses and gives meaning to: trauma and pathos; memory and historical re-visioning; home and borders; gendered and queer relations; the family and psychic identities; the national and emerging public cultures; and morality and ethics.


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  • Author : H. Ellis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137349522
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: This volume brings together a wide range of case studies from across the globe, written by some of the leading scholars in the field, to explore the complex ways in which historical understandings of childhood and juvenile delinquency have been constructed in a global context.