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Using a topical approach to cover development from early childhood through adolescence, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development and wellbeing, and many others. A strong emphasis on individual and group diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies (in the ancillary materials) and real-world vignettes from authentic classroom situations further bridge the distance between research and the classroom. By linking theory, research, and practice -- and emphasizing application -- the book helps to equip teachers with the tools to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Also available: the MindTap® online learning experience, with videos, applied activities, downloadable resources, and more.
- This edition is available with MindTap® Education for CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR CLASSROOM, a personalized, customizable learning platform with an integrated e-portfolio. MindTap® guides students to know, remember, and understand concepts critical to becoming a great teacher; apply concepts, create curricula and tools, and demonstrate performance and competency in key areas, including education standards; prepare artifacts for their portfolio and eventual state licensure, to launch a successful teaching career; and develop the habits to become a reflective practitioner.
- Strongly research-based with up-to-date scholarship throughout, the new edition includes the latest insights into such topics as agender identity/nonbinary gender identity; autism spectrum; cyberbullying; DSM-5 changes; epigenetics; LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex) students, parents, and teachers; nutrition; obesity; social media and online citizenship (using social media for good causes); poverty and income equality; quality indicators and quality monitoring in early childhood education; and student mental health.
- Resources from the text, such as the Summary of Age Trends in each chapter, are available in MindTap® Education for students to download and use in their future classrooms. Identified as Professional Resource Downloads, these documents, figures, and tables allow students to begin developing or adding to their personal libraries of professional tools for the classroom.
- Features that promote deeper connections to, and understanding of, the content -- and suitable for discussion, paper, or field observation assignments -- are provided in each chapter and the ancillary materials. These include Case Studies, Think About This, Field Observations, and Reflections on Practice.
- Special content is provided in Theories and Theorists, Challenges in Development, and Brain Research boxes. Boxing this content allows instructors to either emphasize or skip it, depending on their preference.
- A Standards Correlation Grid on the inside front cover provides alignment of topics with INTASC and NAEYC standards, allowing students to quickly locate standards and licensure exam guidelines throughout the text -- and connect them with what they are learning.
- This edition is available with MindTap® Education, the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage students and transform them into classroom-ready, reflective teachers. Video cases invite student reflection on real classroom situations dealing with various stages of development. Scenarios ask students to apply chapter concepts and theories to create an artifact that improves teaching and learning. Quizzes help students identify areas where they misunderstood key topics and link back to the related content in the chapter to improve their understanding.
- This textbook covers child development from birth through adolescence, addressing physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development, with special emphasis on socio-emotional well-being. A topical approach allows a more effective description of the range of behavior possible in a given domain.
- The text applies human development concepts to teaching, providing a strong bridge between current research and practice. Each topic has a section on research-based strategies to use in the classroom; vignettes describing authentic classroom situations further assist students in applying the material. In addition, a Reflections on Practice: My Teaching feature encourages teachers to think about how their behavior affects children's development, while field observation assignments help them apply the science to children's experiences in the classroom.
- Notable coverage includes two chapters with discussions that connect theory and science with teaching practices for mathematics and literacy (Chapters 4 and 12). An emphasis on high-interest, teacher-relevant topics not covered in traditional human development texts includes material on self-control and discipline (Chapter 7) and extensive coverage of social-emotional development (Parts 3 and 4).
- Group and individual diversity issues concerning gender, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity are integrated throughout the text.
- A consistent chapter structure -- which presents definitions, age trends, antecedents and consequences of individual differences, group diversity, and implications for the classroom -- aids student comprehension. A summary concludes each chapter, as does a Summary of Age Trends table that is available as a download through MindTap® Education.
1. Ways of Thinking about Children.
2. Physical Development and Health.
Section II: THE COGNITIVE CHILD.
3. Classic Theories of Learning and Cognition.
4. Information Processing, Memory, and Problem Solving.
5 Cognitive Ability: Intelligence, Talent, and Achievement.
Section III: THE EMOTIONAL CHILD.
6. Attachment and Personality.
7. Self-Control and Discipline.
8. Emotional Development.
Section IV: THE SOCIAL CHILD.
9. Social Cognition.
10. Social Behavior.
11. Peers, Friends, and Play.
Section V: THE WHOLE CHILD.
12. Language and Literacy.
13. The Self-System and Motivation.
14. The Child in Context: Family Structure, Child Care, and Media.
"The text covers the important topics in child development from a pre-service teacher perspective at an appropriate level for undergraduate students."
"This text is written in a style that is highly readable for undergraduate students in a foundational course. Major content is addressed and readily understandable."
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Online PowerPoint® Slides
Vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.
Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
The accompanying online Instructor's Manual contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources.
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Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.