Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe 2014, Volume 5








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Introductory chapters: Front & back cover and general information



Chapter 1: Improving the quality of childhood: As human beings, we can make the choice
by Michiel Matthes, Secretary-General, Alliance for Childhood European Network

Chapter 1

Chapter 2: Well-being as wholeness: the perspective, process, and practice of learning for well-being
by Linda O’Toole, Consultant to the Universal Education Foundation (UEF)

Chapter 2


Chapter 3: The keys to well-being in children and youth: the significant role of families
by Gordon Neufeld, Founder and Director of the Neufeld Institute

Chapter 3


Chapter 4: Positive human development: a spontaneous or guided process? Policy lessons from 45 years of longitudinal research in Finland
by Lea Pulkkinen, Professor Em. of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Chapter 4


Chapter 5: Education for the unexpected
by Christopher Clouder, Co-founder of the Alliance for Childhood

Chapter 5


Chapter 6: Starting wrong? A critical perspective on the latest permutation of the debate on the quality of early childhood provision
by Mathias Urban, Professor of Early Childhood and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre at the Froebel College, University of Roehampton, London

Chapter 6


Chapter 7: Toshiro Kanamori, the japanese primary school teacher from the movie 'children full of life'
by Nickel van der Vorm, Director of NIVOZ,

Chapter 7


Chapter 8: How to assure reading skills for all
by Heikki Lyytinen, UNESCO Chair, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology and chairman of the boards of the Agora Human Technology Centre of the University of Jyväskylä and of the Niilo Mäki Foundation

Chapter 8


Chapter 9: Marketing to children in the 21st century: a review of its depth, breadth and impact and a call to advocates for children to take action
by Susan Linn, Founder and former Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

Chapter 9


Chapter 10: Saving our children from a 'post human' future
by Enola G. Aird, An activist mother and a lawyer, and the founder and director of Mothers for a Human Future (MHF)

Chapter 10


Chapter 11: Children and their connection with nature: why is it important and how can it be stimulated?
by Tim Gill, One of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood

Chapter 11


Chapter 12: Essentials of Childhood

Chapter 12