Child Development

Theory and Practice 0-11

Author: Jonathan Doherty,Malcolm Hughes

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292003510

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 6753

The second edition of Child Development: Theory and Practice 0-11 has been fully revised and updated while retaining the authoritative, accessible and well structured writing style that proved popular in the first edition. The text is infused with the authors’ passion and enthusiasm for the subject and their anecdotes provide engaging real-life examples of child development in practice.
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Child Development

Theory and Practice 0-11

Author: Jonathan Doherty,Malcolm Hughes

Publisher: Pearson Education Limited

ISBN: 9781292001012

Category: Child development

Page: 467

View: 6933

This text links psychological theory to real classroom settings and scenarios, and is tailored specifically for those training to teach. The authors bring together key concepts and theories in developmental psychology and applys them to a range of classroom and educational settings.
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Understanding Children's Behaviour: 0-11 Years

Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1444189433

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 6727

Praise for the first edition: 'This is a great practical textbook which provides an in-depth exploration of behaviour in a very comprehensive and clear structure. The book is rich in resources, ideas, planning and specialised materials related directly to meaningful theory. A wonderful guide for young inexperienced students as well as experienced practitioners.' Dr Eleni Kanira, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, Birmingham City University This book will provide you with a blend of practical ideas and underpinning theory about how children learn patterns of behaving. This book will enable you to consider realistic expectations for different age groups, the likely perspectives of children, and will guide you to deal with children whose behaviour is experienced as challenging. Understanding Children's Behaviour highlights the importance of sustained, personal relationships with children and of effective partnership between the adults in their life. Discussion of both theory and practice focuses on the practitioner's role in supporting the development of pro-social behaviour. This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice' series. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to best practice with children and their families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team.
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Interparental Conflict and Child Development

Theory, Research and Applications

Author: Frank D. Fincham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521651424

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 477

View: 2651

Investigates impact of interparental conflict on children.
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Theories of Childhood, Second Edition

An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605542482

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. Theories of Childhood provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help early childhood professionals be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education. Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.
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Early Childhood Education

History, Theory, and Practice

Author: Harry Morgan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442207442

Category: Education

Page: 233

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Harry Morgan lays the foundations of what early childhood education is by integrating the history of the field with the philosophy and theories behind this discipline. With lucid and engaging prose, Morgan delineates the beginnings of early childhood education and how it has become an important field of study in education today. In this updated edition, a new chapter about critical race theory and its implications on early childhood education has been included.
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Using Film to Understand Childhood and Practice

Author: Sue Aitken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474274579

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6788

Using Film to Understand Childhood and Practice is an innovative and lively text which allows complex and challenging issues within childhood studies to be explored using the medium of filmed drama. By utilising popular culture, this book provides accessible narratives to students and lecturers needing to engage with complex theoretical ideas. In exposing theories to tangible situations often from more than one perspective in films, readers are helped to identify and recognise how theories about children and childhood can be applied. Each chapter uses a specific film to provide the basis for discussion in order to explore and analyse key concepts within childhood studies which include identity, social construction, families, political and biological narratives, children's rights and participation. A range of international films are used including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Hunger Games and The Red Balloon. First introducing the theoretical perspective to be discussed, chapters also include a contextual explanation of the film and list the specific scenes that will be used to guide students through. Concluding with discussion questions, students are asked to consider how the theories discussed might be translated in to their own experiences of children, childhood and practice. Not only supporting understanding of core principles and key ideas across any childhood studies degree, this book supports students throughout their university career and beyond by engaging with the journey of becoming a graduate as well as discussion of workplace issues and concepts after graduation.
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Reflection in Learning and Professional Development

Theory and Practice

Author: Jennifer A. Moon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136763635

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1964

Reflection is a technique for aiding and reinforcing learning, used in education and professional development. This volume offers practitioners and students guidance that cuts across theoretical approaches, enabling them to understand and use reflection to enhance learning in practice.
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Career Exploration and Development in Childhood

Perspectives from theory, practice and research

Author: Mark Watson,Mary McMahon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317405951

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 5893

Career Exploration and Development in Childhood presents chapters from leading figures in the field of childhood career exploration and development. The first substantive edited collection of its kind, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of children’s career development. It provides cutting-edge theory, research and practice for understanding and fostering career exploration and development during childhood, across a wide spectrum of international settings. Divided into five sections that reflect the authors’ perspectives on critical aspects of children’s career development, chapters include relevant research, as well as the practical application of concepts, issues and strategies for career interventions with children. The book includes sequential sections on theory, research, contextual influences, assessment, and the facilitation of career exploration and development. Perspectives from both developed and developing world contexts consider traditional approaches to career education, as well as career development learning in childhood. The collaborations evident in the chapter authorship reflect the significant internationalisation of the field of child career development. The book synthesises key issues and presents innovative recommendations that will not only enhance our understanding of children’s career development, but will set the agenda for the future of the field. It will be of key interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of career development, career guidance, education, childhood, child development and counselling.
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Adult Learning

Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Laura L. Bierema

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416317

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 6331

Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master’s-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today’s World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter.
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Enhancing Early Attachments

Theory, Research, Intervention, and Policy

Author: Lisa J. Berlin

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593854706

Category: Psychology

Page: 357

View: 6952

Synthesizing the latest theory, research, and practices related to supporting early attachments, this volume provides a unique window into the major treatment and prevention approaches available today. Chapters address the theoretical and empirical bases of attachment interventions; explore the effects of attachment-related trauma and how they can be ameliorated; and describe a range of exemplary programs operating at the individual, family, and community levels. Throughout, expert authors consider cross-cutting issues such as the core components of effective services and appropriate outcome measures for attachment interventions. Also discussed are policy implications, including how programs to enhance early child - caregiver relationships fit into broader health, social service, and early education systems.
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Early Childhood and Neuroscience

Theory, Research and Implications for Practice

Author: Mine Conkbayir

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474231934

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 3955

Early Childhood and Neuroscience is a practical guide to understanding the complex and challenging subject of neuroscience and its use (and misapplication) in early childhood policy and practice. The author begins by introducing the definition and history of neuroscience. The reader is then led through structured chapters discussing questions such as: Why should practitioners know about neuroscience? How can neuroscience help practitioners better provide for babies and children? and Is it relevant? Topics covered include the nature vs. nurture debate through the lens of neuroscience, epigenetics, the first 1001 days and a discussion on just how critical the first three years of life are to healthy brain development. The book provides a balanced overview of the debates by weaving discussion on the opportunities of using neuroscience in early childhood practice with examination of the limitations and ethical implications throughout the chapters. This enables students to inform their own opinions about the discipline and its use in their future practice. Clear explanations of the main terms and theories are complemented with illustrative case studies of cutting-edge research from around the world, a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading. Reflective discussion questions give students the chance to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world contexts. These features encourage and support independent critical thinking, helping students to reflect on, evaluate and analyse a range of ideas, research findings and applications for their own future early childhood practice. Early Childhood and Neuroscience is essential reading for lecturers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field as well as for the new practitioner.
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Understanding Child Development

Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9781444102840

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 234

View: 5868

Written by Jennie Lindon, this title is refreshingly clear, readable and user-friendly. With explanations of the key theories and research in all areas of child development, this is the ideal resource for students at Levels 3 and 4, on Foundation and Early Childhood Studies degrees.
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Childhood and Society

Author: Erik H. Erikson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393347389

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 1226

The landmark work on the social significance of childhood. The original and vastly influential ideas of Erik H. Erikson underlie much of our understanding of human development. His insights into the interdependence of the individuals' growth and historical change, his now-famous concepts of identity, growth, and the life cycle, have changed the way we perceive ourselves and society. Widely read and cited, his works have won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Combining the insights of clinical psychoanalysis with a new approach to cultural anthropology, Childhood and Society deals with the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analyzing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation. It was hailed upon its first publication as "a rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences" (Margaret Mead, The American Scholar). Translated into numerous foreign languages, it has gone on to become a classic in the study of the social significance of childhood.
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Thinking Goes to School

Piaget's Theory in Practice

Author: Hans G. Furth,Harry Wachs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195019278

Category: Education

Page: 297

View: 2290

Presents a comprehensive manual that describes how children can develop their full potential and deal successfully with specific academic subjects and includes a series of games and play sequences.
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Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts

Author: Fran C. Blumberg,Patricia J. Brooks

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128097094

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 3859

Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts investigates the impact of screen media on key aspects of children and adolescents’ cognitive development. Highlighting how screen media impact cognitive development, the book addresses a topic often neglected amid societal concerns about pathological media use and vulnerability to media effects, such as aggression, cyber-bullying and Internet addiction. It addresses children and adolescents’ cognitive development involving their interactions with parents, early language development, imaginary play, attention, memory, and executive control, literacy and academic performance. Covers the impact of digital from both theoretical and practical perspectives Investigates effects of digital media on attention, memory, language and executive functioning Examines video games, texting, and virtual reality as contexts for learning Explores parent-child interactions around media Considers the development of effective educational media Addresses media literacy and critical thinking about media Considers social policy for increasing access to high quality education media and the Internet Provides guidance for parents on navigating children’s technology usage
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Person-Centred Therapy with Children and Young People

Author: David Smyth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275485

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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This engaging new book presents a 'child-centred' model of therapy that is thoroughly person-centred in its values. Establishing the roots of child-centred therapy in both child development theories and the Rogerian model, David Smyth demonstrates that counselling the person-centred way is exceptionally relevant to young people. The book further develops child-centred therapy theory and practice, applying the model to real-life practice with children and young people, whether in play, school, organisations or with special needs groups. It also explores the complex professional issues so critical with this age group, including challenging boundaries, establishing an effective relationship with parents and other primary carers, legal and ethical considerations, and multi-professional practice. The author's warm, accessible style conveys his passionate conviction that the person-centred approach can provide a strong foundation for child therapy practice. His book introduces humanistic counselling and psychotherapy trainees - as well as adult-trained therapists - to the particular requirements of working with children and young people, and also illustrates the value of using a 'child-centred' approach for those who might already be working with children in mental health settings. Equally, this volume can be used for professional development in many disciplines including adult trained therapists who want to extend their knowledge of people prior to reaching adulthood.
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Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings

From Theory to Practice, Second Edition

Author: Susan Stacey

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605545848

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Develop a curriculum inspired by children's emerging interests. Create an environment where children learn through play, inquiry, and exploration. This book explores the components of emergent curriculum and how its practices can improve the educational culture of early childhood programs. The updated edition includes new information on exploration of inquiry-based practice; reexamination of circle time and scripts for routines; expansion of invitations, including invitations for children learning a second language; new photos and documentation, and inclusion of Reggio Emilia. Susan Stacey has worked in the field of early childhood for over thirty-five years, as an early childhood educator, director, and practicum advisor. She obtained her Master's degree at Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, California. Stacey frequently presents across North America about emergent curriculum, reflective and responsive practices, inquiry, documentation, and the role of the arts in early childhood education. She teaches adult early childhood education students at the Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education, and belongs to several professional organizations such as National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Canadian Childcare Federation. Stacey has presented frequently at NAEYC conferences, and has been published in Young Children, Young Exceptional Children, and Exchange. Her books with Redleaf include Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings, The Unscripted Classroom, and Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood.
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Understanding Early Years Theory in Practice

Author: Maureen Daly,Elisabeth Byers,Wendy Taylor

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780435402136

Category: Child development

Page: 214

View: 8262

Provides childcare students and practitioners with an overview of the major theories of children's development and learning (from birth to eight years).
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