Child Development

Child Development : Working with Children and Adolescents

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This practical book examines research and theory about children from birth to age 18. The concepts are solidly based around the activities of schools, agencies, and other settings in which the day-to-day lives of children play out. A wealth of case studies, along with a new Observation CD-ROM with video clips for each chapter, provide understanding into how children develop. By using real-life case studies and genuine feedback from children of all ages, this book provides complete coverage of the following topics: methods of inquiry in child development; physical development; cognitive development; intelligence; language development; literacy development; personal and emotional development; social understanding and moral development; development of motivation and self-regulation; a study of the family; interpersonal relationships; and growing up. An excellent resource for caregivers, child care center directors and employees, social workers, teachers, and parents.
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  • Paperback | 760 pages
  • 205.7 x 271.8 x 30.5mm | 1,496.87g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • bibliography, glossary, index
  • 0131108417
  • 9780131108417

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The Difference Between Abstract Understanding and Application More than any other development text, McDevitt/Ormrod spells out the practical implications of development theory arid research and provides concrete applications for those who work with children and adolescents. "Professional Implications" sections examine in depth the implications and application of research and theory to working with children. "Development and Practice" features offer concrete strategies for facilitating student development. "Observation Guidelines" tapes help students learn to observe developmental nuances in the behavior of children and adolescents. The Difference Between Reading About Development and Seeing It More than any other text, McDevitt/Ormrod illustrates concepts with case studies; artifacts from journals, sketchbooks, and schoolwork; and video footage. Each chapter begins and ends with a "Case Study" and includes other integrated vignettes. Artifacts from children and adolescents" offer readers authentic illustrations of chapter content and give students an opportunity to see development in action. A new set of 3 CDs with video segments, "0bserving Children and Adolescents," allows students to explore l4 topics, including Memory, Friendship, and Families, from the perspective of children from live different age groups. New and Expanded Content "Infancy" coverage is substantially expanded. "Broader applications" include material for counselors, community service workers, child-care providers, and others. Coverage of "brain development" and other topics including "theory of mind"and "sociocultural aspects of cognitive development" is substantially expanded.
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Table of contents

1. Making a Difference in the Lives of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. 2. Methods of Inquiry in Child Development. 3. Physical Development. 4. Cognitive Development 1: Piaget and Vygotsky. 5. Cognitive Development 2: Cognitive Processes. 6. Intelligence. 7. Language Development. 8. Development of Literacy: Reading and Writing. 9. Personal and Emotional Development. 10. Social Understanding and Moral Development. 11. Development of Motivation and Self-Regulation. 12. Families. 13. Interpersonal Relationships. 14. Growing Up in Context.
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