Children And Social Competence
Arenas Of Action
Edited by Ian Hutchby, Jo Moran-Ellis
Routledge – 1997 – 260 pages
A text which addresses the relationship between childhood, competence and the social arenas of action in which children live their lives. Taking issue with the view that children are merely apprentice adults, the contributors develop a picture of children as competent, sophisticated social agents, focusing on the contexts which both enable and constrain that competence.