Paving Pathways

Paving Pathways

Child and Adolescent Development

Book - 2002
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Cengage Learning
This is a student-centered, applied text, providing a chronologically organized introduction to the main age stages, research, and theories of child/adolescent development. Ideal for courses which train future childcare workers, teachers, social workers and counselors, applied health professionals, and especially future parents. The pedagogical plan is simplified to reduce distracting "clutter," containing photos and illustrations limited to only those that directly support key concepts. The student-centered tone is further amplified when considering the vast array of teaching and learning supplements that support it and the low price with which it is offered, typically $15 - $20 less than any other text on the market.

Book News
This introductory text, for future parents, educators, child-care workers, and health service providers, gives background on developmental theory and research yet emphasizes applications. The conversational writing style encourages readers to relate information to their own experience. Chapters on different stages in development cover physical, cognitive, and social and emotional development for each age group. Boxed readings show students how to read, evaluate, and apply research-oriented journal articles. A multicultural perspective is integrated throughout. An accompanying booklet provides multiple choice chapter quizes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Australia ; Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Thomson Learning, c2002
ISBN: 9780534348090
Characteristics: xx, 556 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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