Childhood in crisis? Childhood & Youth This free course, Childhood in crisis?, explores an idea much repeated in minority-world media that childhood is in crisis. Looking at this idea is a starting point for the study of childhood. You will consider the concept of childhood and the ways in which the notion of crisis may shape how children in the West are seen. By completing the activities, you will be introduced to different ways of understanding this idea and also asked to consider your own feelings in relation to it. The Open University The Open University Course text/html E212_1 E212_1 en-GB Copyright © 2016 The Open University