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Chadwick, Alex 1947-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 2,685 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Author of screenplay, Host
Classifications: QH545.P4, 363.7384
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alex Chadwick
Rachel Carson's Silent spring ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witness the life of passionate biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy
Childhood by Geoffrey Haines-Stiles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an insightful and richly textured examination of the various influences that shape us as individuals and as members of the families and societies in which we are raised. Through the observation of 12 families on 5 continents, the series looks at childhood from a number of perspectives--personal, scientific, historical, and cultural. Includes documentary sequences, provocative historic films, and vivid clinical illustrations with on-screen commentary by experts
Ambassador inside the embassy ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travel with unprecedented access to American embassies around the world in a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the intriguing, glamorous, sometimes dangerous lives of U.S. diplomats
In the land of the giants ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features three- to five-year-olds learning social and psychological intricacies of family life. The families in this cross-cultural study teach their children how to view and cope with the wider world as they interact with it at day care and school. Shows varying models of behavior and codes of discipline to mold children in their culture's proper social image. Discusses jealousy, punishment, gender task assignments, and the importance of birth order to children
Among equals ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the importance of peer relationships in middle childhood development. Children are seen working out moral dilemmas and social relationships and developing strong self identity. Participation in youth groups and team sports become rehearsals for life
Great expectations ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the mutual influence and importance of both nature and nurture in the development of children. Witnesses births in Russia, America, and Brazil to show how different societies approach this experience
Life's lessons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores middle childhood development, from ages five to seven, as children become more responsible and capable. Their brains and bodies mature and children may begin formal training. Shows the first day of school in several countries and examines what recent research says makes for effective education
Look away by Harold Coyle ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two close brothers, the sons of a prosperous New Jersey businessman, are divided by their rivalry over a woman and her shocking violent death. James is sent to VMI to make something of himself while Kevin attends college in the north. Now they face each other again on opposite sides of the Civil War
Symbol formation and the acquisition of language ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores children's capacity to learn symbols as a first step to acquiring lannguage. Through observations of a deaf family who converse in American sign language, & visits to a family with a child learning to speak, we are shown how language facilitates self-awareness & builds a child's understanding of the world
Friendship, gender and morality ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the nature & functions of friendship, focussing on the role of peer relationships & games with rules in the development of morality. Research on gender differences in middle childhood is examined as Guatamalan girls washing clothes, Baka boys helping their fathers fell trees, & girls around the world playing handclapping games are observed
Gender, self and other ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of the family in the development of gender roles, moral emotions, prosocial behaviour & self concept are considered. Observes Children's Day in Japan, and boys & girls paying in a day care centre, and discusses the ways children's behaviour outside family depends on how they have learned to act toward those in it
The American experience ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the life of Rachel Carson as she battled the government for the spraying of DDT and other chemical pesticides which poison the environment. This is the story of how one scientist's courage changed the way we think about our world
Learning and achievement ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role that learning plays in the lives of children, the functions of schooling & children's orientation toward mastery & achievement are addressed as events surrounding the child's first day of school in Japan, Russia, Brazil & the U.S. are observed. Variables that enhance learning & promote competence are discussed
Louder than words ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love's labors: Presents an exploration of the period between six months and three years, when children mature rapidly in brain and body--including improved coordination, increased mobility, the acquisition of language, and an emerging sense of self
Responsive caregiving ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores caregiving and considers research on the effects of variations in sleeping, nursing, comforting & disciplining. Observes variations in caregiving in Japan, the U.S., Russia & among the Baka of Cameroon. Examines the importance of responsive interaction in building a positive relationship beween child & caregiver
Poverty, child health and child labor ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the socioeconomic factors that have historically played a powerful role in children's lives, contrasts decline in infant/child mortality & child labour in industrialised societies. Child labour in Guatemala provides one of several examples of the harsh economic circumstances in which many children still live
Peer culture ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores two worlds children must negotiate during middle childhood & adolescence; the authority of adults & the cooperation of peers. The nature of peer group as a microsociety is analysed through a look at "los abandonados", a homeless & parentless group of children in Guatemala City who live completely in a peer-organized world
Adolescence, the prolonged transition ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through historical & cross-cultural comparisons, explores the extent to which the concept of adolescence as a period of increased autonomy, identity development, & risk taking is a social construction. The biological aspects of puberty & emerging sexuality are addressed. Observes examples of adolescents in transition from family to a broader adult world
Worlds of childhood by Worlds of Childhood ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rivalry and interdependence in sibling relationships ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of sibling relationships shows siblings as allies, rivals & caregivers. The effects of birth order are discussed & the ways in which economics may both shape the values of families & define roles of siblings. Discusses how prenatal behaviour can reduce stress that may accompany the birth of a new sibling
 
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Languages
English (55)