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ERIC Number: ED453912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 3
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Book Examines Critical Periods. NCEDL Spotlights, No. 31.
National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
This newsletter issue provides an overview of the book, "Critical Thinking about Critical Periods," which discusses the neural and behavioral sciences that undergird the notion of "windows of opportunity" in early brain development. The issue presents the book's table of contents; the major sections are: (1) "Critical Periods: An Overview of Behavior and Biology"; (2) "Critical Periods in Basic Sensory Systems"; (3) "Critical Periods in Social and Emotional Development"; (4) "Critical Periods in Language Learning and Acquisition"; and (5) "Early Intervention and the Relevance of Critical Periods"). The issue also offers several implications for research--such as the need for research to determine when "windows" generally open for specific skills. The issue concludes with a brief section on the importance of appropriate experiences in early childhood excerpted from the book's concluding chapter. (EV)
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CB #8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0867; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.