ISBN13:978-0072507683 ISBN10: 0072507683 Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02 Cover: Paperback Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 08/28/2001 International: No
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Meece, Judith : University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
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Chapter 1: Studying Children's Development
Why Study Children's Development? Teachers' Understanding of Children's Development Schools as a Context for Development History of Childhood The Invention of Childhood and Adolescence Current Status of Children and Adolescents Perspectives on Children's Development Definitions and Issues Importance of Multiple Developmental Theories Studying Children's Development Research Designs Data Collection Methods Judging the Quality of a Study Teachers as Researchers Research Ethics
Chapter 2: Physical Development
Prenatal Development Genes and Chromosomes Genetic and Chromosomal Abnormalities From Genotype to Phenotype Stages of Prenatal Development Environmental Effects on Prenatal Development Brain Development Changes in the Brain New Research on the Adolescent Brain Brain Development and Experience Brain Organization and Specialization Educational Implications of Brain Research Perceptual Development Visual Perception Auditory Perception Development of Other Senses Motor Development Newborn Reflexes Development of Gross Motor Skills Development of Fine Motor Skills Gender Differences in Motor Development Schools and Motor Development Physical Growth Principles of Physical Growth Changes in Weight and Height Variations in Physical Size Onset of Puberty Psychological Impact of Puberty Effects of Early and Late Physical Maturity Special Health Concerns Eating Disorders Substance Abuse Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy Suicide and Depression
Chapter 3: Cognitive Development: Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development Cognitive Stages Development as Changes in Knowledge Structures Principles of Development Stages of Development Sensorimotor Stage (Birth to 2 Years) Preoperational Stage (2 to 7 Years) Concrete Operational Stage (7 to 11 Years) Formal Operational Stage (11 to 12 Years and Onward) Piaget's Theory Today Piaget's Theory and Social Cognition Educational Contributions of Piaget's Theory Development and Education The Role of Play in Education Teaching Implications Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development Social Origins of Thought Tools for Thought Language and Development Zone of Proximal Development Contrasts between Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories Educational Contributions of Vygotsky's Theory The Role of Private Speech The Importance of Adult Guidance and Scaffolding Reciprocal Teaching The Role of Peer Interactions
Chapter 4: Cognitive Development: Information Processing and Intelligence Theories
Information Processing Theories Information Processing Models Developmental Processes Development of Attention Memory Processes Role of Prior Knowledge Metacognition Self-Regulated Learning Implications of Information Processing Theories for Teaching Individual Differences in Cognitive Development Assessing Cognitive Differences Conceptions of Intelligence Interpreting an IQ Score Factors that Threaten the Validity of IQ Scores What Do IQ Tests Predict? Stability and Change in Children's IQ Scores Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence Genetic Influences Environmental Influences Variations in Intellectual Abilities and Academic Achievement Racial and Ethnic Differences Performance Differences between Genders Biological Explanations Environmental Explanations What Can Schools Do? Television, Computers, and Children's Learning Television: The 15,000 Hour Curriculum How are Computers Changing What and How Children Learn?
Chapter 5: Language and Literacy Development
What Is Literacy? Some Basic Principles of Language Development Language Development and Teaching Contrasting Views on Language Development Theories of Language Development Reconciling Different Points of View Learning to Communicate Language Learning Methods The Critical Period Theory of Language Acquisition The Stages of Language Acquisition Learning Two Languages Fostering Language Development Literacy Development Emergent Reading and Writing Learning to Read Components of the Reading Process Approaches to Teaching Reading The Whole Language Philosophy Learning to Write Writing as Composition Literacy Development in the Classroom Keeping Students Engaged in Reading and Writing Cultural Influences on Language Development Dialects Language and Culture Bilingual Education
Chapter 6: Children with Exceptional Learning Needs
Integrating Children with Exceptional Needs Who Are the Students with Exceptional Needs? Why Integrate Children with Exceptional Needs into the General Classroom? Characteristics of Children with Exceptional Needs High-Prevalence Categories Moderate-Prevalence Categories Low-Prevalence Categories Identifying and Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs The Role of a Classroom Teacher Teacher Competencies Teacher-Directed Learning Peer-Directed Learning Self-Directed Learning Resources for Teachers School-Based Resources External Resources
Chapter 7: Self, Identity, and Motivation
Foundations of Socioemotional Development Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development Attachment Relations and Socioemoitonal Development Understanding Emotions Development of Self-Control Development of Self-Conceptions Self-Concept and Self-Esteem Identity Formation Developing an Ethnic Identity Gender-Role Conceptions Development of Achievement Motivation Definitions of Achievement Motivation Individual Differences in Achievement Motivation Gender Differences in Motivation Cultural Influences on Motivation Development Trends in Achievement Motivation Critical Issues for Educators Teacher-Student Relations School Transitions Effects of School Climate and Instructional Practices on Motivation
Chapter 8: Peers and Moral Development
Peer Relations Importance of Peer Relations Development of Prosocial Behavior Development of Aggressive Behavior Developing Friendships Enhancing Peer Relations in the Classroom Peer Groups Formation of Peer Groups Structure and Function of Peer Groups Developmental Changes in the Peer Group School Influences on Peer Groups Moral Development Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development Links between Moral Reasoning and Behavior The Ethic of Care versus Justice Creating a Moral Community in the Classroom Critical Issues for Educators Programs for Reducing Aggression Programs for Preventing and Reducing School Violence
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