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Child Development and Education bridges the gap between theory and practice, showing those who teach and care for infants, children, and adolescents how to apply developmental research and theory to everyday practice. More so than any other text, Child Development and Education not only describes developmental phenomena--for infants through late adolescence--but also faciliates observations of and analyses of what children say, do, and create, ensuring that educators can make informed decisions that meet children's and adolescent's needs.
New to the fifth edition is a sensitvity to the cultural and bioecological nature of development. New features of the text situate children and adolescents in the contexts of their upbringing and articulate the implications of these experiences for educators and other professionals. Illustrated is the diverse nature of development and how it is influenced by social, environmental, and cultural contexts.
Also new to this edition is support for teacher licensure preparation. Teacher candidates are alerted to developmental concepts and theorists they need to know, and are provided practice test questions and case studies to review, demonstrating for them how to prepare for their licensure exam.
new vs used
By Jasie on Mar 16, 2014
I was under the impression it was new sinces it said I was purchasing a new one but there is high lighter all over it
By Shiidon Hawley on Nov 04, 2013
Very helpful textbook. If you want to understand early child development this is the book. There are helpful tips in the margins for people that will be taking certification tests.
By Yvonne Trevino on Jan 15, 2014
I love this book and I loved the kindle use for it. I am just so used to traditional hands on books. I will probably not purchase another school book for my kindle.
Wonderful Renting Experience
By J. E. Mccain on Aug 13, 2013
This was my first time renting a textbook and I had a wonderful experience. The product arrived in a timely manner and appeared as it was described by the provider. I would recommend purchasing from the provider.
Great condition and fast!
By Teresa Mayer on Feb 07, 2014
The book was in fairly good condition. I found some writing in it but it was minimal. I think I'm going to rent from now on.
By Ashley D. Bird on Sep 25, 2014
I didn't find the book particularly engaging.
By Kris Howington on Sep 18, 2013
This is a very readable book with lots of real life examples. It covers the full spectrum of childhood and includes many multi-cultural exacmples.
Great Foundation but could use More Examples
By Michael on Jul 27, 2014
Good book with lots of information. My instructor had tons of supplemental material to clarify text topics. More examples with all the concepts and terminology would be helpful.
Child Development and Education
By Atay on Sep 20, 2012
Good, using as textbook for class. Valuable information, but in a readable way. I will keep it as a reference when I start teaching.