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Colburn, George A.

Overview
Works: 119 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 1,698 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: E184.A1, 305.231
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George A Colburn
In their place : white America defines her minorities, 1850-1950 by Lewis H Carlson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ecology of development ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Factors such as biological inheritance, temperament, caregiving, family, peers, schooling, culture, and history are introduced. Four levels of the environment are defined and illustrated: micro, meso, exo, and macrosystems
Symbol formation and the acquisition of language ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 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, and visits to a family with a child learning to speak, we are shown how language facilitates self-awareness and builds a child's understanding of the world
Family stress the child's perspective ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reviews research results on the effects of divorce on children. Also shows a Russian family on the edge of divorce
Concepts, memories, and categories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examining the cognitive changes occuring in children between 5 & 7 years, reviewing research on conceptual & memory development, logical reasoning, & problem solving. Observes as a Japanese child takes on new family responsibilities, as Russian children join the Young Pioneers, and as the Oliveira children participate in the rituals of their church
The Chinese a national telecourse featuring the Heart of the dragon ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This telecourse is designed to introduce the Chinese people in their search for a Chinese pattern of modernity. To understand Modern China there must be an appreciation of traditional China. Recent changes have brought about a resurgence of traditional ways even as new problems appear. This course brings together the nation's foremost China experts and the spectacular photography of the PBS series The Heart of the dragon
Gender, self and other ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 36 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
Friendship, gender and morality ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 35 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
Day care and the preschool experience ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program discusses the problems involved with setting up good day care for families with working parents in the United States. It explores the problems finding quality day care and what other nations do about day care and how successful their programs are. It also gives a brief history of day care in modern society and while also discussing the role of women in childrearing
Development and diversity ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploration of the historical, cultural, and individual diversity of childhood; what development is and how it occurs; the significance of the prolonged period of human infancy and childhood. A visual tour of development includes children in Russia, Japan, Brazil, a Cameroon rainforest, and New York City
Learning and achievement ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 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
Poverty, child health and child labor ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 29 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
Responsive caregiving ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 27 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
Family life and the active child ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considers the family as a context of development, showing how it brings the wider world home to children and how it sometimes serves as a place where society's failings can begin to be reversed. Christmas spent with the Gholstons of New York and family interaction at the Popovs' home in Moscow provide background for an overview of issues relating to family structure and dynamics
Overview of Chinese history ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the time from Confucius through Emperor Chin and his terra-cotta army, the T°ang dynasty, and the wars with Japan
Culture, time and place ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how language, school and the interactions of everyday life are vehicles of enculturation that communicate values, beliefs, attitudes and expectations to children. Shows examples from traditional societies and modern industrialized societies in East and West
Peer culture ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 18 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
Rivalry and interdependence in sibling relationships ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 18 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
Worlds of childhood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series showing the intimate and accessible scenes of daily life, filmed with 12 families on five continents. A truly multicultural and cross-cultural package which serves as a unique resource for understanding how youngsters grow and develop in many diverse and pluralistic worlds of childhood
Adolescence, the prolonged transition ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 17 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
 
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