Child Development and Education eBook (2e) : 9781488624513

Child Development and Education eBook (2e)

McDevitt, Teresa et al
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Pearson Australia
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About the book: Helps students translate developmental theories into practical implications for teaching and caring for children from diverse backgrounds, and with diverse characteristics and needs.

  • Broad coverage and perspectives: draws from numerous theoretical perspectives, research studies conducted around the world, and the authors' own experiences as parents, teachers, psychologists and researchers to identify strategies for promoting young people’s physical, cognitive and social–emotional growth.
  • Australasian focus: highlights contemporary Australian and New Zealand research and reflects local educational structures, philosophies and controversies.
  • Diverse settings: addresses children’s growth in diverse settings by systematically expanding coverage of children’s distinct experiences in different cultures, ethnicities and economic backgrounds.

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Table of contents
  • PART 1: Foundations in Child Development
  • 1: Making a Difference in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
  • 2: Using Research to Understand Children and Adolescents
  • 3: Family, Culture, and Community
  • PART 2: Biological Development
  • 4: Biological Beginnings
  • 5: Physical Development
  • PART 3: Cognitive Development
  • 6: Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky
  • 7: Cognitive Development: Cognitive Processes
  • 8: Intelligence
  • 9: Language Development
  • 10: Development in the Academic Domains
  • PART 4: Social and Emotional Development
  • 11: Emotional Development
  • 12: Development of Self and Social Understandings
  • 13: Development of Motivation and Self-Regulation
  • 14: Development of Morality and Interpersonal Behaviours
  • 15: Peers, Schools, and Society
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