Based on your viewing of the 2010 film Split: Divorce Through Kids’ Eyes, (a) what did you learn through children’s direct sharing of their experiences?
Based on your viewing of the 2010 film Split: Divorce Through Kids’ Eyes, (b) How is direct, experiential knowledge of children unique when compared to information shared through the lenses of adults or experts?
(c) From your perspective can children be “experts” of their own experiences? Why or why not? Use course readings and the documentary film Split (2010) to support your argument.
Why is it important for adults to take on kids’ perspectives when studying youth?
What is meant by “approach-avoidance play”? Why is it discussed in the reading? What is its importance?
What are the similarities and differences between Italian and American preschools, as explored by William Corsaro (2003)?
Define the following terms from Handel (2011) in your own words:
(b) life chances
According to Handel (2011), why are terms like “child development” and “social development” (219) not a part of sociology’s conceptual or theoretical vocabulary?
What are the differences between the “functionalist” and the “symbolic interactionist” approach? (Handel 2010)
Who is Thorne, what are her two fundamental arguments, and what does she underestimate according to Handel (2011)?
According to Valentine (1996), how do adults regulate and control the production of public space for teenagers? Why does this matter? What impact does this have on youth interactions with those spaces and their lives in general?
How has the cultural conception of “childhood” changed over time (Zelizer 1994/ 1985)? What impacts do these changing popular conceptions have on children’s lives and in children’s social worlds?