Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development : A Multicultural Perspective

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For Early Child Development courses and courses in cultural diversity.

While arranged in the conventional ages-and-stages format, this text diverges from convention to take a multicultural approach to all facets of development in children from birth to age 8. Every topic is examined through the lens of diversity-from intellectual development to attachment patterns, from peer relations to motor skills. Coverage of atypical development and the challenges of special education is woven seamlessly through each chapter. Throughout the text, case studies and examples provide future teachers with a hands-on guide to how children develop, how children's skills develop, and how that development should inform sensitive, successful teaching practice.
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  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 203.2 x 256.5 x 20.1mm | 952.56g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130465763
  • 9780130465764

Table of contents

1. Studying Early Childhood Development in a Diverse World.

2. Historical Perspectives and Research in Early Childhood Development.

3. Theories of Child Development.

4. Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth.

5. The Newborn.

6. Infant Physical Growth and Brain Development.

7. Cognitive Development in Infancy.

8. Infant Language and Literacy.

9. Infant Social and Emotional Development.

10. Preschool Physical and Motor Development.

11. Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years.

12. Symbolic Thought: Play, Language, and Literacy in the Preschool Years.

13. Social and Emotional Development of Preschoolers.

14. Physical Growth and Motor Development in the Primary Years.

15. Cognition and Schooling.

16. Language, Literacy, and Schooling.

17. Social and Emotional Development in the Primary Years.

18. Parents, Families, and Children: A Multicultural Perspective.
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