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Child Development and Education
Topically organised, this text helps students understand development in action. It uses case studies, practice features, basic developmental issues tables, trends tables and observation guidelines tables.
Paperback, Third Edition, 569 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Prentice Hall
(first published July 1st 2001)
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Jul 19, 2007 Ryan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents, educators
Gotta wonder how many educators in the system have child development as a requirement. After reading this,its clear that a differentiated approach is needed in all classrooms.
I used this book as a resource for my senior research project over child development. I learned a lot from this book about what goes into a child's learning. It was clear to me after reading that in a perfect world each child could have their own personalized education plan. However, in reality, with 30 kids per class, that is not quite an option, but I learned in this book that teachers should try their best to individualize kids and their abilities. This book was a little harder to follow for ...more
Having two degrees in Psychology, not much of this was new to me. Although the content was relevant to future educators, I though the writing itself was too technical for an introductory textbook. Okay for grad school but overall not as engaging as this subject has the potential to be.
Jul 29, 2014 Canadian Reader rated it it was ok
A well-written and very useful resource for educators. The authors write conversationally and naturally and provide many practical suggestions. I haven't read the entire text, but dip in frequently for understanding of particular issues and problems.