Children and Their Development Book

Children and Their Development


  • Author : Robert V. Kail
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2011-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : 0205034942

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Children and Their Development Excerpt :

Research Made Relevant Children and Their Development, 6e demonstrates how research translates into practice. Written by a well-known and respected researcher in the field of child development, this topically organized text uses unique and effective pedagogy as its main framework. The book focuses on practice through its accessible writing, modular format, and application-based features, such as: Focus on Research, Cultural Influences, Spotlight on Theories, Improving Children's Lives, and Child and Development and Family Policy. Topic coverage includes the prenatal period through adolescence, which best suits Child Development courses in Psychology, Education, Human Development, Child and Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning - The new MyDevelopmentLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Interactive resources like MyDevelopmentLab with MyVirtualChild encourage students to apply chapter content to real life situations. Engage Students - A strong balance of research and applications maintains student interest. Explore Research - A multitude of features draw on research methods that contribute to the scientific process. Understand Culture and Diversity - Cultural Influences feature illustrates the diversity of developmental journeys. Support Instructors - MyDevelopmentLab's Class Prep, MyVirtualChild, video embedded PowerPoints, MyTest, clicker questions, and an instructor's manual provide instructors with extensive materials to supplement the text. Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit: www.mydevelopmentlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyDevelopmentLab (at no additional

Children and Their Development Book

Children and Their Development


  • Author : Robert V. Kail
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Genre: Child development
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 0205835562

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Children and Their Development Excerpt :

This topically organized text features research, real children, cultural influences, child development and family policy.

Children and Their Development  Global Edition Book

Children and Their Development Global Edition


  • Author : Robert V. Kail
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-12-21
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 1292073764

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Children and Their Development Global Edition Excerpt :

For courses in Child Development Demonstrate how research translates into practice. Organized topically and focused on practice, Children and Their Development, Seventh Edition shows students the way scientists actually conduct research and study the discipline. A well-known and respected researcher in the field of child development, author Robert V. Kail provides a path to explore the theory, research, and application of modern child development from conception through adolescence. The book’s accessible writing, modular format, and application-based features are designed to work together to help students see how research translates into practice. MyPsychLab® is not included. Students, if MyPsychLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyPsychLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Book

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309324885

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Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Excerpt :

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to co

Children and Their Development  Third Canadian Edition Book

Children and Their Development Third Canadian Edition


  • Author : Robert V Kail
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-03-07
  • Genre: Child development
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 0205927890

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Children and Their Development Third Canadian Edition Excerpt :

Children and Their Development, Third Canadian Edition, by Robert Kail and Anne Barnfield provides a solid, research-oriented overview of child-development science. Using a topical organization with modules, the text focuses on research and theory and makes the material accessible for students with effective pedagogy to enhance the learning experience. It uses fundamental developmental issues as a foundation for integrating studies, and demonstrates that child-development research methods are diverse and complementary, the results of which can be used to improve the lives of children and their families.

Gifted and Talented Children 4 11 Book

Gifted and Talented Children 4 11


  • Author : Christine MacIntyre
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-05-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134039319

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Gifted and Talented Children 4 11 Excerpt :

Can you recognize and tell the difference between gifted and talented children? Do you know how to provide the support they need? Responding directly to current thinking in education, this book raises practitioners’ expectations, and shows you how to identify children in your class as gifted and talented. Christine Macintyre addresses the nature/nurture debate in relation to gifted and talented children, and discusses related topics such as the norms of development and domains of learning. Essential reading for all primary teachers and teaching assistants, this fascinating book is full of practical suggestions enabling you to: recognise the innate nature of giftedness provide the teaching required for talent to emerge understand the experiences of gifted and talented children develop activities to challenge and encourage your gifted and talented children to widen their repertoire of skills and abilities A chapter on neurological development is included to confront questions such as "what is it that enables children to do well", and even "Is there a gene for genius?" Contrasting and conflicting answers are shared and debated. Finally, the issue of gifted and talented children with a learning difference/disability is raised and examples are given of how this ASD (asynchronous development) can hinder the recognition of gifts and talents in these children.

The Development of the High Ability Child Book

The Development of the High Ability Child


  • Author : Erin M. Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000487664

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The Development of the High Ability Child Excerpt :

This valuable text will help readers to understand the physical, social, and cognitive development of high ability children. Written by experts in the fields of education and psychology, each chapter applies core principles of psychology to the development of gifted and talented children. Through the content, readers will be shown how these children are like all children as well as the ways in which their development is unique. Covering the psychology of learning and learners, personality differences, language and physical development, problem solving, and motivation of high ability children, this book provides readers with a strong foundation for supporting and developing advanced learners. The text also includes Field Notes and Eye for Diversity sections to enable readers to put into practice, and recognize, important issues being discussed. Throughout, the editors blend discussions of research with practical advice for individuals charged with nurturing children with advanced cognitive potential. It is an essential read for students, counsellors, administrators, therapists, and parents seeking to support high ability children and their needs.

Talented Children and Adults Book

Talented Children and Adults


  • Author : Jane Piirto
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000503807

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Talented Children and Adults Excerpt :

This third edition of the widely popular Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education has been revised to include the most up-to-date information on talent development. Written by a nationally recognized author in the field of gifted education, this textbook explores the factors that encourage talent development from birth through adulthood, with specific chapters focusing on children from birth to age 2, elementary and middle school students, high school and college students, and adults. Talented Children and Adults includes information for identifying talented students, developing programs for these students, identifying creativity, and creating appropriate curricula. The book also addresses counseling and guidance for talented students, as well as underserved populations. Each chapter begins with a vignette, and case studies from students and educators in the field are included at the end of each chapter. This book is a must-read for anyone who works with talented children and adults. Educational Resource

An Introduction to Child Development Book

An Introduction to Child Development


  • Author : Thomas Keenan
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2009-02-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446204009

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An Introduction to Child Development Excerpt :

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The Second Edition of An Introduction to Child Development has been fully updated to provide a comprehensive survey of the main areas of child development, from infancy through to adolescence. Equipping students with an appreciation of critical issues in the field and an understanding of empirical research that bears on the study of children, the text provides balanced coverage of topics and theoretical perspectives that represent both classic and cutting edge work in child development. In terms of new content, it now covers more on the biological foundations of development, plus new chapters on moral development and applied developmental psychology. The Second Edition includes the following features: - learning points - section & chapter summaries, - end-of-chapter glossaries - suggestions for further reading - sample multiple choice questions - sidebars featuring in depth discussions of key research findings or points of debate within the field of child development. The text comes with a dedicated website with resources for both students and instructors.

Children as Agents in Their Worlds Book

Children as Agents in Their Worlds


  • Author : Sheila Greene
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317233428

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Children as Agents in Their Worlds Excerpt :

Are children the passive recipients of influence from their parents and from society? Is their development determined by their genes and their neurons, or do they have the capacity to think about and influence their own lives and the world around them? How does their interaction with their social and material worlds support or hinder agency? Are children agents, and what do we mean by agency? Children as Agents in Their Worlds aims to answer these questions through a critical psychological and relational approach, while referencing and critiquing a wide range of perspectives from other disciplines including sociology, anthropology and education. Greene and Nixon review the pioneering work of scholars of childhood studies and current post-human theories of agency and offer a developmental perspective on the emergence of the sense of agency and the exercise of agency in children. They discuss key themes including agency in families, agency within the school context and with peers, and children as agents in the wider public sphere. They explore agency and diversity, examining sex, age, genetic inheritance and contextual sources of difference, such as social class and geographical location. Offering a stronger theoretical base for research and policy, through a synthesis of both psychological and relational theories, Children as Agents in Their Worlds will be essential reading for students and professionals in developmental psychology, sociology and anthropology, as well as education, childhood studies, children’s rights and related fields.

Parenting Matters Book

Parenting Matters


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309388573

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Parenting Matters Excerpt :

Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children's well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child's brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents' lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents' use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholde

Scientific Writing for Psychology Book

Scientific Writing for Psychology


  • Author : Robert V. Kail
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544309613

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Scientific Writing for Psychology Excerpt :

In the Second Edition of Scientific Writing for Psychology, veteran teacher, editor and author, Robert V. Kail provides straightforward strategies along with hands-on exercises for effective scientific writing in a series of seven lessons. Kail shares an abundance of writing wisdom with "tools of the trade"—heuristics, tips, and strategies—used by expert authors to produce writing that is clear, concise, cohesive, and compelling. The exercises included throughout each extensively class-tested lesson allow students to practice and ultimately master their scientific writing skills.

Child Development  An Active Learning Approach Book

Child Development An Active Learning Approach


  • Author : Laura E. Levine
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2010-09-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412968508

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Child Development An Active Learning Approach Excerpt :

Although the field of child and adolescent development seems to be an easy one in which to provide active learning opportunities to students, few textbooks currently exist that actually do this. Child Development: An Active Learning Approach includes the following key features: - Challenging Misconceptions: true/false or multiple choice tests are incorporated at the beginning of each chapter to specifically address topics that are sources of misunderstanding amongst students. - Activities with children and adolescents: 'hands-on' activities that complement the ideas of the text, as an integral part of the text, rather than as “add-ons” at the end of each chapter. - 'The journey of research' will introduce students to the process of research that leads from early findings to more refined outcomes through real-life examples - 'Test Yourself' sections include activities that cause students to reflect on an issue through their own experiences to bring about increased motivation and understanding of a specific topic. - The Instructor's Resource CD-ROM includes a computerized test bank, PowerPoint Slides, sample syllabi, suggested in-class learning activities, and homework assignments. - The Student Study Site includes interactive videos, self-quizzes, key term flashcards, SAGE journal articles with accompanying exercises, and web links with accompanying exercises.

Children  Technology and Healthy Development Book

Children Technology and Healthy Development


  • Author : Catherine Knibbs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-29
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000452884

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Children Technology and Healthy Development Excerpt :

How can adults keep children safe and healthy online now and in the future? How can we thrive alongside technology? This highly accessible book unpacks the latest psychological research, attachment theory and neurobiology to offer parents and professionals insight into how technology impacts children’s development, and how to navigate our lives online. Cath Knibbs shares her extensive experience to reveal what we know about human behaviour in cyberspace, and particularly that of children using devices, consoles and social media platforms. She offers deeper understanding of how and why children engage online and shows parents and professionals how, rather than being overwhelmed by the dangers and pathologies of cyberspace, we can learn to support children in using technology healthily. She covers key topics including social media use and abuse, impact of screen time, issues around gaming, and extreme behaviours online. By the end of this book you will be able to understand your child better, and have an understanding of what is happening in their minds, brains and bodies in relation to the technological and digital world. Children, Technology and Healthy Development is for all parents, and professionals in psychology, education, social care and the police who are concerned with understanding how we support children in an online world. It will also be valuable reading for those in tech design interested in the impact of technology on the developing human.