The importance of friends; the value of friends; friendships within peer cultures

Danby, Susan J. (2008) The importance of friends; the value of friends; friendships within peer cultures. In Brooker, Liz & Woodhead, Martin (Eds.) Developing Positive Identities: Diversity and Young Children. Open University, Milton Keynes, pp. 36-41.


This section provies a brief overview of recent research contributing to understandings of children's identities, friendships and peer cultures. Developing friendships is important for children's social and emotional development. Sustaining friends over a lifetime is essential for individual well-being and for social and emotional support. Friendhips are often sustained in social interactions in peer groups.

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ID Code: 14754
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please contact the author.
Keywords: friendship, friends, peer culture, early childhood, children
ISBN: 9780749212759
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Open University
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:37

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