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This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText, or an electronic book. Child and Adolescent Development takes a chronological approach to the study of child development, with an applied focus. Authors Anita Woolfolk and Nancy Perry describe the characteristics and the developmental milestones of the major developmental periods -- infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence -- and discuss the implications and applications of research in child development. The text provides reliable and practical guidelines to help prospective teachers and other professionals working with children to recognize typical and atypical development and to support the development of children and adolescents in positive ways. From reviews of the first edition: "[W]ell written with a clear focus on the undergraduate audience, it covers a wide range of relevant topics that undergraduates are interested in, it makes human development theories accessible to undergraduates, and it integrates multiple cultural lenses ... I absolutely love it compared to the other options on the market in this field ." -- Michelle Tichy, University of Northern Iowa "The writing style is excellent! ...The Introductory 'What would you do' scenarios are great for stimulating critical thinking at the beginning of the class discussions. . . . 'Connecting with Children' sections provide helpful guidelines for teachers, families and other professionals. . . . [The text makes an] intentional effort to cover diversity and culture." -- Winnie Mucherah, Ball State University "One of the reasons I changed to this text was the very clear and interesting writing style. I found myself absorbed in the information even though I have been using these types of texts for decades. The level is appropriate for the students. In addition, if a topic is introduced, it is presented in some depth. . . . There is a great deal of material on practical considerations related to parenting and teaching as well as to cross-cultural issues and diversity. Topics are covered thoroughly and related to one another. I also like the layout of the material in terms of how it appears on the page, ease of reading the print, etc." -- Sandra Twardosz, University of Tennessee, Knoxville New Interactive, Multimedia Learning FeaturesSee real examples of students and classrooms. Embedded videos illustrate early childhood, grade school, and middle school classrooms in action and show one-on-one interviews with children and adolescents. (See pages 35, 41, 43, and 223 for examples.)Practice applying chapter content. Scaffolded analysis exercises in the Practice What You've Learned features challenge readers to apply chapter content to reflect on development, teaching, and learning in real classrooms. (See page 69 for examples.)Check your understanding of chapter content. Embedded assessments with feedback throughout the eText help readers assess how well they have mastered the content. (See pages 46, 51, and 59 for examples.)Understand what to do to facilitate learning and development as a teacher. Connecting with Children and Connecting with Adolescents features provide explicit guidelines for fostering learning, growth, and behavior; to help children and adolescents reach their potential; and to keep them healthy and safe. (See pages 36, 48, and 466 for examples.) Video-Enhanced Pearson eText. Included in this package is access to the new multimedia eText available exclusively from Pearson. The Multimedia Pearson eText is:Engaging. It includes the new interactive, multimedia learning features described above. These features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts and deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad and Android tablets.*Interactive. Features include embedded video, embedded assessment, note taking and sharing, highlighting and search.Affordable. Experience all these advantages of the Video-Enhanced eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. *The Pearson eText App is available for free on Google Play and in the App Store.* Requires Android OS 3.1 -- 4, a 7" or 10" tablet or iPad iOS 5.0 or newer 0133831515 / 9780133831511 Child and Adolescent Development, Loose-Leaf Version with Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card PackagePackage consists of: 0133439798 / 9780133439793 Child and Adolescent Development, Loose-Leaf Version0133551482 / 9780133551488 Child and Adolescent Development, Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card