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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (12 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405821272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405821278
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 20.3 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This comprehensive and very readable book makes the world of child development accessible to readers from undergraduates to researchers. I found the blend of factual information, examples from practice and points to reflect upon, an ideal format and will certainly be recommending it to my early childhood students.”
Elizabeth Coates, Associate Professor, University of Warwick

“This most welcome and eagerly awaited text is highly recommended for a wide readership but especially useful for students and professionals interested in acquiring an up to date and in-depth understanding of the holistic nature of child development. It is the first comprehensive academic text that is able to present complex theoretical concepts in such an accessible format.’’

Patricia Giardiello, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University

“It is good to see a book on child development which places key theoretical issues firmly within the context of real life and raises important questions for practitioners.”

Margaret Perkins, University of Reading

 

What do children understand about their own and other people’s feelings? Do children learn best by themselves, or with guidance from peers? What is the role of play in physical development? How is the newborn baby’s brain constructed to learn? How should we deal with aggressive behaviour?

These are just a few of the questions that Child Development: Theory and Practice 0-11 will answer as it introduces you to a number of ideas, concepts and theories and relates these to cutting-edge issues in education.

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.

Key features of the book include:

  • Covers children’s development from conception to age 11
  • Applies theory to practice in a variety of settings, such as school, nursery and home
  • Presents key academic and professional research findings to provide a secure and informed base for understanding
  • Encourages further engagement with key research papers
  • Stimulates debate about current issues
  • Visually depicts key stages of development with colour photos

The text is supported by a Companion Website (www.pearsoned.co.uk/doherty) with student questions, weblinks, glossary, flashcards and an online voting system.

Child Development: Theory and Practice0-11 is an invaluable resource for all trainee primary or early years teachers, Childhood Studies and Education Studies students, and for teachers, learning assistants, managers and practitioners in schools, playgroups and nurseries.


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on 21 April 2010
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This book is one of the most useful books I have purchased. If you are studying early years or teaching in the early years this book has everything from theorists on child development, the key persons role, good practice and its implementation. It also has a useful website which is attached to the book. This book extend's it's value in money and will enable you to read about current issues regarding young children. I can not emphasise enough how useful this book is and would recommend it to anyone working within the early years field.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Devon on 6 July 2010
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This book is fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone. I am currently taking a degree in childhood and youth studies and since purchasing this book have used it for every assignment. It is easy to read and understand. The best money I have spent on a book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. C. Wright on 10 Jun. 2011
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This book is well set out, easy to read and contains relevant information. Guided me through the last year of my education degree and my GTP.
I would most definately recommend that you get it if you need to know about CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By emma shaughnessy on 8 Sept. 2012
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Goid for a beginner of child development or someone starting a BA (hons) Childhood Studies / pgce. Covers all the theorists well with good links to applying in practice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deni-deni on 24 Dec. 2012
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This is a good reference book which is easy to read. The best thing is that it covers many different topics - not in to much detail, but enough to give you a good idea.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sagacity on 3 Dec. 2011
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I have been teaching child development to Foundation Degree students in Early Years and I would recommend this textbook to Level 4 students for its clear and simple format. A colleague of mine from a highly academic background has a different view of the book from me! The book is perhaps biased towards a medical and scientific model which is why it appeals to me with my nursing and health visiting background. I am about to start on my return to nursing and health visiting course and intend using this textbook to help me with my studies.
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I think that there is far too much in this book. It is very wide with bits of everything around children's development. A bit like a course text book giving a grounding across many topics
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By Sharon on 7 Jun. 2012
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Theories of childhood is a good book if your looking for simplified versions of the various different Child Development theories that are out there.A good clear concise read.
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