Child Development in Context: Voices and Perspectives

Child Development in Context: Voices and Perspectives


By (author) Douglas A. Bernstein, By (author) David N. Sattler, By (author) Virginia Shabatay, By (author) Geoffrey P. Kramer


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  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 8mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 25 November 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0395921031
  • ISBN 13: 9780395921036

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Corresponding to the organization of most child development textbooks, each chapter of this text contains 5-6 personal narratives and each narrative covers a different concept, issue, or topic within a given age period. Students see theory and research come alive through dynamic and insightful first-person accounts about timely issues; become engaged in critical thinking about gender, multi-cultural, ethical, theoretical, and research issues; and gain exposure to complex life events and ethical dilemmas.

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Table of contents

1. Birth, Infancy, and Toddlerhood Madeleine's First Months of Life, Brian Hall. Developmental Concepts: reflexes, motor development, early object relations, language development, toilet training Birth Ceremonies of the Quiche Community, Rigoberta Menchu. Developmental Concepts: cross-cultural views of pregnancy and childbirth, gender preferences Caring for a Premature Infant, T. Berry Brazelton and Bertrand G. Cramer. Developmental Concepts: premature birth, primitive reflexes, attachment, parental expectations, parent-child interactions The Fussy, High-Need Baby, William Sears and Martha Sears. Developmental Concepts: temperament, child's role in shaping parenting style, development of empathy Perpetual Motion: A Curious Baby, Anne Lamott. Developmental Concepts: gross motor development, sensorimotor period, object permanence, autonomy 2. Early Childhood Madeleine's Understanding of Gender and Time, Brian Hall. Developmental Concepts: gender identity, preoperational thought, understanding time Mollie in Preschool, Vivian Gussin Paley. Developmental Concepts: pretend play, preoperational period, peer relationships, symbolic thinking Fantasy and Storytelling: Children at Play, Harry Crews. Developmental Concepts: dramatic play, family and cultural influences Angela's Ashes: Memoir of a Childhood, Frank McCourt. Developmental Concepts: poverty; family, community, and cultural factors influencing development Night Visitors: Imagination or Reality? Annie Dillard. Developmental Concepts: imagination, reality testing, problem solving Coping with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Ann Colin. Developmental Concepts: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (formerly called attention-deficit disorder), behavior problems, parenting skills 3. Middle Childhood A Young Boy Becomes Man of the House, Russell Baker. Developmental Concepts: achievement motivation; influence of mother and single-parent home, discipline styles Sibling Rivalry, Sibling Love, Nancy Samalin with Catherine Whitney. Developmental Concepts: children's adjustment to a new sibling, sibling conflict, family relationships A Bilingual Childhood, Richard Rodriguez. Developmental Concepts: bilingualism: cognitive and social effects The Spatial Child, John Philo Dixon. Developmental Concepts: special abilities, learning to read, motivation Handed My Own Life, Annie Dillard. Developmental Concepts: industry and achievement, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, sense of self, curiosity Helping Children Avoid Depression, Martin E. P. Seligman with Karen Reivich, Lisa Jaycox, and Jane Gillham. Developmental Concepts: childhood depression, coping skills, applied research 4. Adolescence Shaping Up Absurd, Nora Ephron. Developmental Concepts: physical development, body image, conformity Dying to Be Bigger, D. H. Developmental Concepts: physical development, body image, achievement motivation, substance abuse, peer pressure One Foot Out the Door: Facing the Challenges of Late Adolescence, Sydney Lewis: An interview with Gretchen Dee. Developmental Concepts: independence, dieting, self-image, importance of family and relationships Michael Huang: From Vietnam to America, Sydney Lewis: An interview with Michael Huang. Developmental Concepts: differentiation, individuation, relationships with parents, multicultural identity Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman. Developmental Concepts: coping with poverty, gangs, substance abuse, violence; moral development; courage Flight of Passage, Rinker Buck. Developmental Concepts: Sibling relationships, father-son relationships, initiative, individuation, independence.