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Summary: The best-selling text in this area, "Child, family, School, Community" deftly explores all the contexts in which children develop socially with sensitivity, professional insight, and current research. Berns text describes and analyzes how a child's reciprocal interactions with family, school, peer groups, media and community influences his or her developmental outcomes. further, it takes a comprehensive look at the effects family, child care, school, peer g ...show moreroup, media, community, and societal factors (including culture, political ideology, economics, technology) on the socialization the child. Truly ideal for undergraduate students and anyone who works with children, "Child, family, School, Community" underscores the immeasurable value in preparing the child with the ability to adapt to a changing world.Edition/Copyright: 6TH 04
- NEW! "Child, family, School, Community" has been reorganized to better reflect Urie Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Model Human Development, which illustrates how various aspects a child's environment interact with and affect the child. Each chapter is organized to enhance understanding the multiple layers influence on a child's socialization and development: the microsystem (family, school, community, peers, media), mesosystem (links between microsystems, or socialization agents), exosystem (influences outside the child's direct participation), macrosystem (societal beliefs and practices), and chronosystem (changes over time).
- Chapter "Epilogues" offer conclusions to Chapter "Prologues."
- "Applications" and other activities enable students apply the chapter concepts to a real-life setting and experience relationships between theory and practice.
- "Related Readings" sections provide essential books (classical and contemporary) for easy student reference.
- Berns provides students with numerous examples essential concepts to enable better understanding.
- Glossary words are easy to spot in the text each chapter, as they are bold-face.
- End-of-chapter summaries review major points covered in that chapter.
- NEW! Berns has placed a new emphasis on the bidirectionality between child and socialization agents, goals, methods socialization, and developmental outcomes.
- NEW! Updated art and photographs clearly illustrate all the contexts in which children develop. Numerous tables and figures illustrate main chapter points, enabling students to recap and synthesize information.
- NEW! New "Research Terms" feature lists terms that can be used to search for chapter-related articles using InfoTrac College Edition.
- NEW! Updated coverage diversity (including cultural, ethnic, disability, family) and non-traditional family structures better reflect the reality society and childrenfs involvement with it.
- NEW! The new "Points to Ponder" critical thinking questions enable students to personalize experiences and relate to them, and/or project into future experiences based on chapter concepts.
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
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