Child and Adolescent Development for Educators

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Guilford Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 498 pages
Filling a tremendous need, this is the first graduate-level child development text written specifically for future educators. From eminent authorities, the volume provides a solid understanding of major theories of development, focusing on how each has informed research and practice in educational contexts. Topics include the impact of biology and early experiences on the developing mind; the development of academic competence and motivation; how learning is influenced by individual differences, sociocultural factors, peers, and the family environment; what educators need to know about child mental health; and more. Every chapter features a quick-reference outline, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing special topics of interest to educators.
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Special feature: Instructors considering this book for course adoption will automatically be e-mailed a test bank (in RTF format) that includes objective test items, essay questions, and case questions based on classroom scenarios.
 

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Child and adolescent development for educators
(Pressley & McCormick, 2007)
Pressley, M. & McCormick, C. (2007). Child and adolescent development for educators. New York: Guilford Press.
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Contents

Biological Development
33
Piagets Stage Theory
61
InformationProcessing Theory
92
Social Theories of Development and Learning
122
Sociocultural Theories of Development and Education
153
KEY TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
185
Intelligence and Individual Differences in Academic Competence
227
The Development of Academic Motivation
261
Family and Peer Relationships
293
CHAPTER 11
335
Recognizing and Understanding Student Mental Health Problems
365
Integrative Review of Major Concepts
392
References
417
Index
488
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Michael Pressley, PhD, was University Distinguished Professor in Teacher Education at Michigan State University until his death in 2006. A widely published expert on effective elementary literacy instruction, Dr. Pressley served a 6-year term as editor of Journal of Educational Psychology.
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Christine B. McCormick, PhD, is Dean of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is author or coauthor of more than 40 publications related to child development and education.

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