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Developing Child -Text Only - 11th edition

Developing Child -Text Only (ISBN10: 0205474535; ISBN13: 9780205474530)
ISBN13: 978-0205474530
ISBN10: 0205474535

Summary: The Developing Child, Eleventh Edition, is a best-selling topical child development book known for its personal, conversational writing style; balanced coverage of both theory and application; and strong emphasis on culture.

Helen Bee is a prominent author and researcher whose successful books on development, and whose devotion to this field has earned her a national reputation. Denise Boyd of Houston Community College System adds a refreshing voice to thi ...show mores popular, longstanding text, while adding outstanding pedagogy and activities that help students replicate classic research.

Features

  • Topical organization.
  • A conversational style of writing engages students in child development on a personal level.
  • An integrated emphasis on cultural variation frequently contrasts collectivist and individualistic cultural systems.
  • "The Real World" boxes feature discussions of practical, applied questions in child development, showing students that it is possible to study such applied questions with scientific methods, but also that such theories and research relate to their own lives.
  • "Research Report" boxes examine a particularly important study or series of studies in child development.
  • Critical thinking marginal questions and activities encourage students to relate material in the book to their own experiences.
  • Chapter summaries, now organized by major chapter headings, help students assess how much information they have learned.
New To This Edition
  • Updated throughout. Research throughout the text has been updated to reflect the most current information in the ever-changing field of child development. Over 600 new references!
  • New chapter-opening narrative. Each chapter opens with a story that relates to a major theme of the chapter, engaging students and emphasizing personal relevance.
  • Boxed features streamlined. Many of the topics discussed in the "No Easy Answers" boxes and the "Development in the Information Age" boxes are now integrated into the text where appropriate.
  • Critical Thinking added to boxed features. The end of each "Real World" box have 1 or 2 "Questions for Reflection" that ask students to consider how they might respond to the issues raised in the box. The "Research Report" boxes end with 1 or 2 "Critical Analysis" questions that ask, for example, what kind of further research might be conducted to gain more insight into the question.
  • Expansion and relocation of "See For Yourself" feature. Now an end-of-chapter item, with 2-3 activities suggested for each chapter. A great way for students to further explore a particular topic and replicate classic research studies!
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Edition/Copyright: 11TH 07
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 03/24/2006
International: No

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