Middle Childhood to Middle Adolescence

Middle Childhood to Middle Adolescence : Development from Ages 8 to 18

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Middle Childhood to Middle Adolescence is a new and integrative resource for practitioners who work with children from late elementary through high school. This unique text focuses specifically on ages 8 to 18, providing readers with an illustrative case study in each chapter. Developmental theories are thoughtfully integrated using an applied developmental-contextual approach - drawing attention to the diverse contexts of family, school, and community. Divided into two parts - middle childhood and adolescence - this book has been applauded by a leading child development scholar: "The importance of this text extends beyond the superb and insightful integration of theory, research, and application that fills its pages. This text is also a model for how developmental science should be structured and enacted in the 21st century."show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 997.9g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0130494909
  • 9780130494900

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Middle Childhood to Middle Adolescence: Development from Ages 8 to 18Libby Balter Blume and Mary Jo Zembar This new applied development text is the only text available that focuses on the critical age-span of middle childhood to adolescence. Ideal for child development courses that concentrate on middle childhood and adolescence, this text discusses major developmental research and theories as they relate to physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. The book contains numerous applications for those who will teach and work with children ages 8 through 18. "An Emphasis on Children Ages 8 to 18"The" only" text available that focuses solely on children's development in middle childhood through adolescence. "An Emphasis on Application"Throughout the text, research and theory are translated into practical applications for working with children. The feature "Guideposts for Working with School-Age Children or Adolescents" provides concrete suggestions and guidance for working with children and adolescents. "Stop and Reflect" questions embedded in the text allow readers to integrate and apply the chapter content to their own lives. "An Emphasis on Diverse Contexts"Chapters 2-12 all end with a discussion of research in the diverse and cultural contexts of home, school, and community. "An Integrated Discussion of Research and Theories"In addition to providing an overview of research and theory in Chapter 1, this text offers an integrated discussion of theories in Chapters 2-12 in the "Theoretical Viewpoints" section. The features "Roadmaps to Understanding Theory and Research" and "Roadmaps to Successful Practice" offer key illustrations of particular theories and research and how they apply to practice.show more

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Part One: TRANSITION FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD Chapter 1: Studying Middle Childhood and Adolescence Chapter 2: Perspectives on Middle Childhood Chapter 3: Physical Development in Middle Childhood Chapter 4: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Chapter 5: Affective Development in Middle Childhood Chapter 6: Social Development in Middle Childhood Part Two: TRANSITION TO ADOLESCENCE Chapter 7: Perspectives on Middle Adolescence Chapter 8: Physical Development in Middle Adolescence Chapter 9: Cognitive Development in Middle Adolescence Chapter 10: Affective Development in Middle Adolescence Chapter 11: Social Development in Middle Adolescence Chapter 12: Beyond Middle Adolescence: Emerging Adulthood Appendix A: A Primer in Research Design ReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Indexshow more

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