9781401805029

Understanding Child Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9781401805029

  • ISBN10:

    1401805027

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/10/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Understanding Child Development is designed to serve as an educational and practical resource for those studying Early Childhood Education, as well as for social service workers, special educators, parents and others who require a practical understanding of young children from prenatal to age eight. The author has related critical social and cultural factors to young children?s development, and has presented factors relevant to working with children with special needs throughout the text. She also has put particular emphasis on real-life examples, anecdotes, activities, reference lists and review questions to keep the reader?s interest while giving them the opportunity for further learning and discussion. Special features, charts and full-color photographs make this book come alive!

Author Biography

Rosalind Charlesworth, Ph.D.: Weber State University Dilek Buchholz: Weber State University

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Section I The Young Child: Birth Through Age Eight
1(32)
A Brief Look at the Young Child
2(8)
Developmental and Learning Theories
10(13)
Studying the Young Child
23(10)
Section II Learning: Birth Through Age Eight
33(92)
How Learning Takes Place
36(33)
The Adult Role in Learning: General Characteristics
69(28)
The Adult Role in Learning: Family and Sociocultural Factors
97(28)
Section III Physical and Motor Growth: Birth Through Age Eight
125(58)
Physical Growth, Safety, Nutrition, and Health
127(24)
Motor Development
151(32)
Section IV Prenatal and Infancy Periods
183(98)
Conception and Prenatal Development
184(15)
Heredity, Environment, and Development
199(12)
The First Two Weeks
211(14)
Infancy: Theory, Environment, and Culture
225(23)
Infancy: Affective Development
248(18)
Infancy: Cognitive Development
266(15)
Section V The Toddler: Developing Toward Independence
281(46)
The Toddler: Environment and Autonomy
282(12)
The Toddler: Affective Development
294(15)
The Toddler: Cognitive Development
309(18)
Section VI Cognitive Growth and Development: Ages Three Through Six
327(122)
The Cognitive System
330(16)
Concept Development
346(19)
Language Development
365(23)
Language in Everyday Use: Oral Language
388(18)
Written Language: Development and Everyday Use
406(24)
Intelligence and Creativity
430(19)
Section VII Affective Growth and Development: Ages Three Through Six
449(90)
The Nature of Affective Development
451(12)
Emotional Development
463(14)
Personality Development
477(16)
Social Development
493(26)
The Adult Role in Affective Development
519(20)
Section VIII The Primary Child: Growth and Development Ages Six Through Eight
539(58)
Preschool to Primary: Bridging the Gap
541(17)
The Primary Child: Affective Development
558(19)
The Primary Child: Cognitive Development and Schooling
577(20)
Section IX The Whole Child
597(30)
A Look at the Whole Child
601(13)
Action for Children
614(13)
Appendix: Relevant Web Sites 627(6)
Glossary 633(10)
References 643(38)
Index 681

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