Child and Adolescent Development for Educators

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators

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Filling a tremendous need, this is the first graduate-level child development text written specifically for future educators. From eminent authorities, 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. ? Special feature: Instructors considering this book for course adoption will automatically be e-mailed a test bank (in RTF format) that includes objective test items, essay questions, and case questions based on classroom scenarios.Paul Cobb and his colleagues at Purdue University (Cobb et al., 1991) compared performance in 10 second-grade ... The students were encouraged to reflect on their problem-solving activities and to construct knowledge about how to solveanbsp;...

Title:Child and Adolescent Development for Educators
Author:Michael Pressley, Christine McCormick
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2007


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