Child Development: A Thematic Approach

Child Development: A Thematic Approach

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Bukatko/Daehlera€™s CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A THEMATIC APPROACH provides a comprehensive, topically organized, up-to-date picture of development from conception to adolescence. Most important, it draws studentsa€™ attention to the themes that replay themselves throughout the course of development, fundamental issues that resurface continually and that provide coherence to sometimes seemingly disparate research. The themes can serve as frameworks to help students further understand and remember the multitude of facts about child development. Bukatko/Daehlera€™s sixth edition text draws on five themes, Nature and Nurture, Sociocultural Influence, Continuity/Discontinuity, Interaction among Domains, and Risk/Resilience. By drawing on these themes, the authors hope to stimulate readers to think about the process of development, or why it proceeds as it does. Through new For Your Review and Reflection sections, the authors also hope students will engage with the text and become more adept critical thinkers, who are more likely to appreciate the ramifications of theory and research for applied issues such as parenting practices, education, and social policy for children, which are ultimately concerns for us all. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Suppose a researcher wanted to investigate the effects of a longer school year on childrena#39;s academic skills. ... Julie Frazier and Frederick Morrison (1998) learned of one elementary school that was extending its school year from 180 to 210 ... to assess the impact on the achievement of kindergartners in mathematics, reading, general knowledge, and vocabulary ... Despite these methodological difficulties, quasi-experimental studies offer a way to address important questions aboutanbsp;...

Title:Child Development: A Thematic Approach
Author:Danuta Bukatko, Marvin Daehler
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-03-16


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