Child Development and Education eBook - 180 day rental, 2nd Edition

Teresa M. McDevitt all

Child Development and Education eBook - 180 day rental, 2nd Edition

By Teresa M. McDevitt, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod, Glenn Cupit, Margaret Chandler, Valerie Aloa
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Helps students translate developmental theories into practical implications for teaching and caring for children from diverse backgrounds, and with diverse characteristics and needs.
  • Broad coverage and perspectives: draws from numerous theoretical perspectives, research studies conducted around the world, and the authors' own experiences as parents, teachers, psychologists and researchers to identify strategies for promoting young people’s physical, cognitive and social–emotional growth.
  • Australasian focus: highlights contemporary Australian and New Zealand research and reflects local educational structures, philosophies and controversies.
  • Diverse settings: addresses children’s growth in diverse settings by systematically expanding coverage of children’s distinct experiences in different cultures, ethnicities and economic backgrounds.

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Teresa M. McDevitt is a psychologist with specialisations in child development and educational psychology. She received a Ph.D. and M.A. in child development from Stanford University’s Psychological Studies in Education program.
Jeanne Ellis Ormrod is an educational psychologist with specialisations in learning, cognition, and child development. She received a Ph.D. and M.S. in educational psychology at The Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in psychology from Brown University.
Glenn Cupit has a background in psychology, He has taught child development and research methods to early childhood students since the 1970s, spending several years as head of the early childhood school at the University of South Australia.
Margaret Chandler is retired from a career as a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of South Australia. She has Honours degrees in philosophy and psychology from the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University of South Australia.
Valerie Aloa received a PhD from Flinders University in South Australia, and a background in course development and teaching in child development with specialisations in infant and toddler development, social–emotional development and theoretical understandings of development.
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Table of contents
  • PART 1: Foundations in Child Development
  • 1: Making a Difference in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
  • 2: Using Research to Understand Children and Adolescents
  • 3: Family, Culture, and Community
  • PART 2: Biological Development
  • 4: Biological Beginnings
  • 5: Physical Development
  • PART 3: Cognitive Development
  • 6: Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky
  • 7: Cognitive Development: Cognitive Processes
  • 8: Intelligence
  • 9: Language Development
  • 10: Development in the Academic Domains
  • PART 4: Social and Emotional Development
  • 11: Emotional Development
  • 12: Development of Self and Social Understandings
  • 13: Development of Motivation and Self-Regulation
  • 14: Development of Morality and Interpersonal Behaviours
  • 15: Peers, Schools, and Society