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Child Development and Education, 5th Edition

By Teresa M. McDevitt, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 5, 2012

Description

Child Development and Education bridges the gap between theory and practice, showing those who teach and care for infants, children, and adolescents how to apply developmental research and theory to everyday practice. More so than any other text, Child Development and Education not only describes developmental phenomena--for infants through late adolescence--but also faciliates observations of and analyses of what children say, do, and create, ensuring that educators can make informed decisions that meet children's and adolescent's needs. 

 

New to the fifth edition is a sensitvity to the cultural and bioecological nature of development.  New features of the text situate children and adolescents in the contexts of their upbringing and articulate the implications of these experiences for educators and other professionals.  Illustrated is the diverse nature of development and how it is influenced by social, environmental, and cultural contexts.

 

Also new to this edition is support for teacher licensure preparation. Teacher candidates are alerted to developmental concepts and theorists they need to know, and are provided practice test questions and case studies to review, demonstrating for them how to prepare for their licensure exam. 

Table of Contents

 

 

Part 1: Foundations in Child Development

 

Chapter 1: Making a Difference in the Lives of Children and Adolescents

 

Chapter 2: Using Research to Understand Children and Adolescents

 

Chapter 3: Family, Culture, and Community

 

 

Part 2: Biological Development

 

Chapter 4: Biological Beginnings

 

Chapter 5: Physical Development

 

 

Part 3: Cognitive Development

 

Chapter 6: Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky

 

Chapter 7: Cognitive Development: Cognitive Processes

 

Chapter 8: Intelligence

 

Chapter 9: Language Development

 

Chapter 10: Development in the Academic Domains

 

 

Part 4: Social and Emotional Development

 

Chapter 11: Emotional Development

 

Chapter 12: Development of Self and Social Understandings

 

Chapter 13: Development of Motivation and Self-Regulation

 

Chapter 14: Moral Development

 

Chapter 15: Peers, Schools, and Society

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-248620-2

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248620-0

Format: Book

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