“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.