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ERIC Number: ED492552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 484
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5352-1ISBN-978-1-5938-5352-5
Child and Adolescent Development for Educators
Pressley, Michael; McCormick, Christine B.
Guilford Publications
Filling a tremendous need, this is the first graduate-level child development text written specifically for future educators. The volume provides a solid understanding of major theories of development, focusing on how each has informed research and practice in educational contexts. Topics include the impact of biology and early experiences on the developing mind; the development of academic competence and motivation; how learning is influenced by individual differences, sociocultural factors, peers, and the family environment; what educators need to know about child mental health; and more. Every chapter features a quick-reference outline, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing special topics of interest to educators. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction to Child Development and Education; (2) Biological Development; (3) Cognitive Development: Piaget's Stage Theory; (4) Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Theory; (5) Social Theories of Development and Learning; (6) Sociocultural Theories of Development and Education; (7) Language Development and Linguistic Diversity; (8) Intelligence and Individual Differences in Academic Competence; (9) The Development of Academic Motivation; (10) Family and Peer Relationships; (11) Gender Role Development; (12) Recognizing and Understanding Student Mental Health Problems (David G. Scherer); and (13) Integrative Review of Major Concepts.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
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