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Bergin and Bergin's CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR CLASSROOM: CHRONOLOGICAL APPROACH, prepares future teachers to create an environment that promotes optimal development for all children. Addressing concerns stated in NICHD and NCATE's joint report (i.e., that child development courses need to offer more realistic illustrations of development concepts or better tie concepts to the classroom), the book helps college instructors meet the challenge of translating up-to-date research into realistic, high-quality classroom practice. It uses attention-grabbing real-world vignettes, anticipates questions that teachers might ask, provides an easy-to-follow format, and focuses on topics of interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, aggression, emotion regulation, and many others. This accessible new text also places a strong emphasis on diversity among children, and is ideal for teachers who will be working with children from infancy through high school.
- The text specifically applies child development research to teaching, providing an effective bridge between theory and application and featuring a strong, up-to-date research base that is accessible to teachers.
- Some content is boxed to provide instructors with teaching flexibility; this content can be emphasized to promote deeper understanding or minimized depending on the needs of the course. Three types of boxes are interspersed in chapters: "Theories and Theorists," "Challenges in Development," and "Brain Research."
- The text 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.
- A child-centered approach puts the child at the forefront of the content while still providing research and theory.
- The authors emphasize high-interest, teacher-relevant topics not covered in traditional development texts, and include extensive coverage of discipline and social-emotional development -- issues that teachers address daily and that strongly affect children's success in school.
- Authentic school-based vignettes are peppered throughout the text to illustrate key concepts, and a "Classroom Applications" section for each major topic gives students the opportunity to practice applying what they have learned.
- Two extended discussions explicitly connect theories to the teaching of mathematics and literacy.
- A "Reflections on Practice" feature in each chapter encourages teachers to think about how their behavior in the classroom affects children's development.
- Discussion of diversity at both the individual and group (e.g., gender, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity) level is included for each major topic, rather than being presented as a standalone topic in an isolated chapter.
- The text provides students with thought-provoking questions and provides instructors with tools for discussion. There are "Think About This" boxes in the text margins. The instructor's manual has five "Case Studies" that cut across chapters with suggested discussion questions, and "Field Observation" activities that can be used for group discussions or papers.
- The text addresses four age groups: infancy and toddlerhood (0–2 years), early childhood (3–5 years), middle childhood (6–12 years), and adolescence (13–19 years). A final "Summary of Age Trends" table is provided at the end of the text, also available as a download through MindTap® Education.
1. Ways of Thinking about Children.
Part II: INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD.
2. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood.
3. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood.
4. Emotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood.
5. Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood.
Part III: EARLY CHILDHOOD.
6. Physical Development in Early Childhood.
7. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood.
8. Emotional Development in Early Childhood.
9. Social Development in Early Childhood.
Part IV: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD.
10. Physical Development in Middle Childhood.
11. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood.
12. Emotional Development in Middle Childhood.
13. Social Development in Middle Childhood.
Part V: ADOLESCENCE.
14. Physical Development in Adolescence.
15. Cognitive Development in Adolescence.
16. Emotional Development in Adolescence.
17. Social Development in Adolescence.
"[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."
"The text covers the important topics in child development from a pre-service teacher perspective at an appropriate level for undergraduate students."
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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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