Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Infants and Children : Prenatal through Middle Children - 5th edition

Infants and Children : Prenatal through Middle Children (ISBN10: 020542063X; ISBN13: 9780205420636)
ISBN13: 978-0205420636
ISBN10: 020542063X

Summary: As a best-selling, chronologically organized child development text, Berk, Infant and Children is relied upon in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style and its commitment to examining the latest theory and research. Berk takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social domains; emphasizes the complex interchange between biology and environment; and provides exceptional attention to culture. <
BR>
The most recent scholarship in the field is presented in a manageable and relevant way. Students are drawn in by Berks signature storytelling style and learn beside the texts "characters" who experience real issues in development, including physical, cognitive, and peer challenges, as well as parenting and educational concerns. Students will recognize many topics of profound significance in todays world, such as poverty, welfare reform, health care, child-care quality, physical punishment, the obesity epidemic, and bilingual education, and learn what researchers have found about their impact on children.

In the Fifth Edition, Infants and Children has an even stronger emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment. Several reviewers of the fifth edition judge the coverage of brain and motor development to be the best in any child development text on the market today. Many aspects of the childs environment are considered, including home, extended family, school, neighborhood, community, social policy, and cultural influences. With unparalleled cross-cultural references, Infants and Children, Fifth Edition is an indispensable resource for anyone caring for children in an increasingly global community.

Throughout the Fifth Edition, Berk creates even stronger connections between developmental domains, and takes more opportunities to ask students to "Connect" topics to those in previous chapters. Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal or professional areas of interest. Her voice comes through when speaking directly to students about issues they will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, social workers, health care providers, and others who work to secure the welfare of children. Features
  • Stories and vignettes of real children--a Berk signature feature--illustrate developmental principles. This book "teaches while it tells a story."
  • "Milestones" tables summarize major physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social achievements of each age span. Besides offering an overview of change, each entry is page-referenced to provide the student with a convenient tool for review. The Fifth Edition Milestones tables contain new photography depicting real children and their achievements.
  • "Ask Yourself" questions have been thoroughly revised and expanded into a unique pedagogical feature that promotes four approaches to engaging actively with the subject matter. The questions are labeled "Review, Apply, Connect, and Reflect."
  • Chapter Openers, containing real child art, prepare students for what they will learn in each chapter. The end-of-chapter material carefully and succinctly reviews this learning and provides page numbers for important terms and concepts.
  • Observation Program: This real-life videotape (now two hours) contains a wealth of observation segments that illustrate the many theories, concepts, and milestones of child development. An Observation Guide helps students use the video in conjunction with the text to deepen their understanding of the material and apply what they have learned in everyday life.
  • A second video, A Window on Infants, Children, and Adolescents is a narrated, running footage videotape. This tape complements the Observation Video and an accompanying Video Guide is available.
...show more
Summary: As a best-selling, chronologically organized child development text, Berk, Infant and Children is relied upon in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style and its commitment to examining the latest theory and research. Berk takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social domains; emphasizes the complex interchange between biology and environment; and provides exceptional attention to culture.

The most recent scholarship in the field is presented in a manageable and relevant way. Students are drawn in by Berks signature storytelling style and learn beside the texts "characters" who experience real issues in development, including physical, cognitive, and peer challenges, as well as parenting and educational concerns. Students will recognize many topics of profound significance in todays world, such as poverty, welfare reform, health care, child-care quality, physical punishment, the obesity epidemic, and bilingual education, and learn what researchers have found about their impact on children.

In the Fifth Edition, Infants and Children has an even stronger emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment. Several reviewers of the fifth edition judge the coverage of brain and motor development to be the best in any child development text on the market today. Many aspects of the childs environment are considered, including home, extended family, school, neighborhood, community, social policy, and cultural influences. With unparalleled cross-cultural references, Infants and Children, Fifth Edition is an indispensable resource for anyone caring for children in an increasingly global community.

Throughout the Fifth Edition, Berk creates even stronger connections between developmental domains, and takes more opportunities to ask students to "Connect" topics to those in previous chapters. Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal or professional areas of interest. Her voice comes through when speaking directly to students about issues they will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, social workers, health care providers, and others who work to secure the welfare of children. Features
  • Stories and vignettes of real children--a Berk signature feature--illustrate developmental principles. This book "teaches while it tells a story."
  • "Milestones" tables summarize major physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social achievements of each age span. Besides offering an overview of change, each entry is page-referenced to provide the student with a convenient tool for review. The Fifth Edition Milestones tables contain new photography depicting real children and their achievements.
  • "Ask Yourself" questions have been thoroughly revised and expanded into a unique pedagogical feature that promotes four approaches to engaging actively with the subject matter. The questions are labeled "Review, Apply, Connect, and Reflect."
  • Chapter Openers, containing real child art, prepare students for what they will learn in each chapter. The end-of-chapter material carefully and succinctly reviews this learning and provides page numbers for important terms and concepts.
  • Observation Program: This real-life videotape (now two hours) contains a wealth of observation segments that illustrate the many theories, concepts, and milestones of child development. An Observation Guide helps students use the video in conjunction with the text to deepen their understanding of the material and apply what they have learned in everyday life.
  • A second video, A Window on Infants, Children, and Adolescents is a narrated, running footage videotape. This tape complements the Observation Video and an accompanying Video Guide is available.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Cover:
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

View Table of Contents

Other Editions of Infants and Children : Prenatal through Middle Children:


List Price: $0.00
Used  Currently Sold Out
New  Currently Sold Out
Close
Close
Close