PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN
- Centuries of Childhood by Philippe Aries
This is the classical work which confronts the question of the "natural" status of childhood.
- Rural Haitian Children: A Reading This
reading from contemporary Haiti gives a picture of the lives of poor rural children. While these
children are much poorer than the European children whom Aries writes about, nonetheless, the
picuture of life in an agriculture with a limited sense of childhood becomes vivid.
- Reading from: THE RETURN TO BEIRUT
This 4 page reading from this touching novel of the 1975 Civil War in Beirut helps give a better sense
of the different in childhood between comfortable U.S.A. and many other places on the globe.
- Link to a useful source on Philosophy for Children This site of the
Argentianian society for the philosophy for children (which has an English version of the web page), is quite useful.