Child Development and Education in the Twenty-First Century

  • Priti Joshi
  • Subir Shukla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Perspectives and Themes over Time and Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
      Pages 21-38
  3. Children’s Development, Learning and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
      Pages 41-61
    3. Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
      Pages 63-81
    4. Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
      Pages 83-106
    5. Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
      Pages 107-123
  4. Literacy Practices in Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
      Pages 127-150
    3. Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
      Pages 151-172
  5. Looking Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
      Pages 175-195

About this book


This book provides an in-depth understanding of how children’s development at different stages of their lives interfaces with the kind of education and support they need at school and home. It examines closely how education, in turn, influences their development and prepares them for an uncertain future. The chapters focus on the rapid developments of the 21st century that are changing the nature of education, especially the shift needed to being able to sift through and meaningfully deal with overwhelming volumes of information now available. This book helps readers understand how children can benefit from the digital environment while avoiding its pitfalls. Keeping in mind that in today’s world parents are getting to spend less time with their children, the authors provide research-backed ideas on how they can best enable children’s development, including their thoughts, feelings and notions of self. Given the increasing disparities, there is a perceptive analysis of how education can build an awareness of equity in a context marked by diversity and disadvantage. This book addresses issues such as these in a reliable, scholarly yet accessible manner, for students, young researchers and lay readers. Consequently, it is a valuable source of fundamental insights and understanding for educators, policy-makers, educational administrators and students of human and child development, education, and teacher training courses.    


literacy, reading and the media diversity and equity in education education and human development teaching-learning process learning environments early childhood care and education education and society ICTs in education schooling and parenting 21st century learning needs self and education reading as a key to educational achievement cognition, reading and self

Authors and affiliations

  • Priti Joshi
    • 1
  • Subir Shukla
    • 2
  1. 1.Lady Irwin CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Group IgnusNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9257-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9258-0
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