ERIC Number: ED407105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Five to Seven Year Shift: The Age of Reason and Responsibility.
Sameroff, Arnold J., Ed.; Haith, Marshall M.
This book reviews the contemporary state of knowledge on developmental transitions between 5 and 7 years. Contributions are: (1) "Interpreting Developmental Transitions" (Arnold Sameroff; Marshall Haith); (2) "The Child's Entry into the 'Age of Reason'" (Sheldon White); (3) "Is There a Neural Basis for Cognitive Transitions in School-Age Children?" (Jeri Janowsky; Ruth Carper); (4) "Unidimensional Thinking, Multidimensional Thinking, and Characteristic Tendencies of Thought" (Robert Siegler); (5) "A Recursive Transformation of Central Cognitive Mechanisms: The Shift from Partial to Whole Representations" (Pierre Mounoud); (6) "Shifting to an Interpretive Theory of Mind: 5- to 7-Year-Olds' Changing Conceptions of Mental Life" (Michael Chandler; Chris LaLonde); (7) "Memory Development from 4 to 7 Years" (Katherine Nelson); (8) "Schooling and the 5 to 7 Shift: A Natural Experiment" (Frederick Morrison; And Others); (9) "The 5 to 7 Shift in Reading and Phoneme Awareness for Children with Dyslexia" (Richard Olson; And Others); (10) "Developmental Changes in Self-Understanding across the 5 to 7 Shift" (Susan Harter); (11) "Fearfulness: Developmental Consistency" (Joan Stevenson-Hinde; Anne Shouldice); (12) "Sibling Relationships and Perceived Self-Competence: Patterns of Stability between Childhood and Early Adolescence" (Judy Dunn); (13) "Developmental Transitions in Children's Participation in Sociocultural Activities" (Barbara Rogoff); (14) "The 5 to 7 Transition as an Ecocultural Project" (Thomas Weisner); (15) "The Impact of the Family on Children's Early School Social Adjustment" (Joan Barth; Ross Parke); (16) "Shifting Ecologies during the 5 to 7 Year Period: Predicting Children's Adjustment during the Transition to Grade School" (Gary Ladd); (17) "Combining Endogenous and Exogenous Factors in the Shift Years: The Transition to School" (Sharon Kagan; Peter Neville); (18) "Performance in Context: Assessing Children's Achievement at the Outset of School" (Samuel Meisels); and (19) "The 5 to 7 Year Shift: Retrospect and Prospect" (Marshall Haith; Arnold Sameroff). (KDFB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Child Development, Child Responsibility, Children, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences, Developmental Continuity, Developmental Stages, Dyslexia, Emotional Development, Memory, Outcomes of Education, Primary Education, Self Concept, Sibling Relationship, Social Development, Student Adjustment, Thinking Skills
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IES Cited: ED491697; ED546029