An invaluable resource for all those studying child development at foundation or undergraduate level: accessible, engaging, theoretically sound and rooted in real practice.
Key features of the new edition include:
Part 1 Introducing Child Development
1 Issues in Child Development
2 Theories of Child Development
3 Research Methods
4 Nature and Nurture
Part 2 Early and Physical Development
5 Prenatal Development
6 Neonatal Behaviour and Learning
7 The Body and Physical Growth
8 Sensory and Perceptual Development
Part 3: Cogintive and Social Development
9 Cognitive Development
10 Language Development
11 Emotions and Personality
12 The Social and Moral World of the Child
'Complex arguments are explained in an enjoyable and personal writing style.'
Dr. Norman Gabriel, Plymouth University
'The authors’ informative text together with the pedagogical boxes and applied research helps to make the theoretical concepts and complex arguments accessible and understandable. This is strengthened further by the ‘Reflect’ and ‘Connect and Extend’ boxes that promote additional study.'
Dr. Rebecca Westrup, University of East Anglia
'A clear writing style that encourages further reading and research. Plenty of personal anecdotes to maintain interest whilst at the same time maintaining an appropriate academic level.'
Yasmin Stefanov-King, University of Hull
What is a genetic code? Can we ‘fast forward’ children’s intelligence? What is the difference between perception and sensation? How do children develop a sense of right and wrong? What is the sequence of language development and what can go wrong?
These are just a few of the questions that the fully updated, second edition of Child Development: Theory and Practice 0-11 will answer as it introduces you to key ideas, concepts and theories, relating them to cutting-edge issues in education and up-to-date research.
An understanding of children’s development and how it changes over time is of enormous benefit to professional practitioners in recognising and meeting the intellectual, linguistic, physical, social and emotional needs of children more effectively.
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. Key features of the new edition include:
Child Development: Theory and Practice 0-11 is an invaluable resource for all trainee primary or early years teachers, childhood studies and education studies students, as well as for teachers, learning assistants, managers and practitioners in schools, playgroups and nurseries.
Jonathan Doherty was at Leeds Met when he first started work on the text, but is currently working for the National Strategies.
Mal Hughes is also co-author of our Woolfolk adaptation and the adapting author of Arnett ‘Adolescence’. He is currently at UWE.