Description : Cengage Learning is pleased to welcome the author team of Carol Lynn Martin and Richard Fabes, and to offer their Discovering Child Development in a new edition aligned with our robust technology program. With targeted pedagogy, an unsurpassed illustration program that appeals to visual learners, and an emphasis on linking critical thinking about the issues to the real world, this text is ideally structured for chronological child development courses. The authors demonstrate the ways in which people, contexts, and experiences affect development, and why this stage of life is so unique. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : 'With its emphasis on critical thinking about child development, Mercer’s text is unique and timely…Mercer has done an admirable job in selecting and tackling the topics that she does' - Nancy Dye, Humboldt College 'A wonderful way to look more deeply into issues in child development' - Sarah Jane Anderson, Mount Ida College In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings, intriguing vignettes and questions about children and families encourage readers to think critically about the logic of common beliefs and about the implications of relevant psychological research. It reviews 51 common beliefs or myths about child development and discusses their logic and whether there is good research evidence to support them. Readers can use Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings to learn how to tell child development facts from child development myths-on their own, in the classroom, or in association with 'distance learning' courses.
Description : UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 10th Edition, introduces pre-service and inservice teachers to the unique qualities of young children from infants to age eight, and demonstrates how to work with each child in ways that correspond with their developmental level, and their social and cultural environment. Now organized into 15 chapters, the book includes learning theories and research as well as information about the importance of play and technology in a young child's learning process. Learning objectives and specific NAEYC Program Standards, Accreditation Criteria, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. Other topics covered include readiness, assessment, working with children and families from diverse cultures, working with children with special needs, and the early stages of reading, writing, and general cognitive development. Throughout the text, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Provides an illustrated quick-reference guide to child development from 0-16 years written specifically for Early Years students and practitioners.
Description : This student book has been created to provide support to those following the OCR specifications. It provides a clear way to cover the OCR GCSE course completely and support the OCR Certificate of Achievement, helping students to get the best grades they can. A whole section is devoted to coursework so students get plenty of support in how to carry out individual tasks and resource tasks successfully. Manageable double page spreads help students to handle the content more easily. Learning outcomes and key points are listed so students can see exactly what they should know. Plenty of questions and activities should develop students skills and give them confidence in their abilities.
Description : This widely used practitioner resource and course text provides an engaging overview of developmental theory and research, with a focus on what practitioners need to know. The author explains how children's trajectories are shaped by transactions among early relationships, brain development, and the social environment. Developmental processes of infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and middle childhood are described. The book shows how children in each age range typically behave, think, and relate to others, and what happens when development goes awry. It demonstrates effective ways to apply developmental knowledge to clinical assessment and intervention. Vivid case examples, observation exercises, and quick-reference tables facilitate learning.
Description : An Introduction to Child Development, Third Edition provides undergraduate students in psychology and other disciplines with a comprehensive survey of the main areas of child development, from infancy through to adolescence, in a readily accessible format. It equips students with an appreciation of the critical issues, while providing balanced coverage of topics that represent both classic and cutting edge work in this vast and fascinating field. The new edition has been fully updated and features: Topical research examples from current literature in psychology, education, nursing and medicine including new material on fetal learning and the role of play New and expanded sections covering key contemporary issues in cognitive, emotional and social development New features such as 'Points for Reflection' boxes, designed to encourage the reader to reflect more deeply on the subject matter Access to an enhanced SAGE Edge companion website which features online readings, Powerpoint Slides, ‘Test Yourself’ questions and much more (https://edge.sagepub.com/keenan3e). This textbook is essential reading for undergraduate students taking an introductory course in child development or developmental psychology and provides a clear and accessible foundation for essays, assignments and other projects.
Description : Well-known and respected authors present a chronologically organized introduction to child and adolescent development. Research oriented, the text brings together research and real children with interludes or vignettes. Provides a logical and straightforward organization emphasizing development in its social context written in an accessible, conversational tone. Stresses practical issues and features research focus boxes, chapter outlines, attractive design and illustration material, a glossary of key terms, and study questions.