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Understanding Child Development

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ISBN-10: 1401805027

ISBN-13: 9781401805029

Edition: 6th 2004

Authors: Rosalind Charlesworth

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For students, Understanding Child Development examines the qualities of the young child compared with those of older children and it presents techniques for working with young children in ways that meet their developmental, social and cultural needs. For in-service teachers, it presents the chance to examine their own views of young children and to make comparisons with the views presented. The author fully discusses the importance of play and technology to young children?s learning, along with popular theoretical views of learning. She also puts emphasis on the factors relevant to working with children with special needs. Looking Further and Time to Reflect are two examples of activities…    
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Book details

List price: $277.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Preface
The Young Child: Birth Through Age Eight
A Brief Look at the Young Child
Developmental and Learning Theories
Studying the Young Child
Learning: Birth Through Age Eight
How Learning Takes Place
The Adult Role in Learning: General Characteristics
The Adult Role in Learning: Family and Sociocultural Factors
Physical and Motor Growth: Birth Through Age Eight
Physical Growth, Safety, Nutrition, and Health
Motor Development
Prenatal and Infancy Periods
Conception and Prenatal Development
Heredity, Environment, and Development
The First Two Weeks
Infancy: Theory, Environment, and Culture
Infancy: Affective Development
Infancy: Cognitive Development
The Toddler: Developing Toward Independence
The Toddler: Environment and Autonomy
The Toddler: Affective Development
The Toddler: Cognitive Development
Cognitive Growth and Development: Ages Three Through Six
The Cognitive System
Concept Development
Language Development
Language in Everyday Use: Oral Language
Written Language: Development and Everyday Use
Intelligence and Creativity
Affective Growth and Development: Ages Three Through Six
The Nature of Affective Development
Emotional Development
Personality Development
Social Development
The Adult Role in Affective Development
The Primary Child: Growth and Development Ages Six Through Eight
Preschool to Primary: Bridging the Gap
The Primary Child: Affective Development
The Primary Child: Cognitive Development and Schooling
The Whole Child
A Look at the Whole Child
Action for Children
Relevant Web Sites
Glossary
References
Index