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Theories of Childhood Second Edition

Theories of Childhood  Second Edition Book
Author : Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher : Redleaf Press
Release : 2013-02-22
ISBN : 1605542482
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. Theories of Childhood provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help early childhood professionals be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education. Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.

Theories of Childhood

Theories of Childhood Book
Author : Carol G. Mooney
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2005-07
ISBN : 9780131727946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A supplemental text for an Issues in Early Childhood Education or Introduction to Early Childhood Education course in Early Childhood Education departments or in Child and Family Studies departments. Covers five leading theorists whose perspectives are studied and applied widely in early childhood education. The book distills each theorist's work and explains how it relates to early care and education. Brief, inexpensive; a perfect complement to foundational courses.

Theories of Early Childhood Education

Theories of Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Lynn E. Cohen,Sandra Waite-Stupiansky
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-03-03
ISBN : 1317280393
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Theories of Early Childhood Education provides a comprehensive introduction to the various theoretical perspectives influential in early childhood education, from developmental psychology to critical studies, Piaget to Freire. Expert chapter authors examine assumptions underpinning the use of theory in the early years and concisely explore the implications of these questions for policy and practice. Every chapter includes applications to practice that will assist students and professionals in seeing the relevance of the theoretical perspective for their teaching.

Learning Theories in Childhood

Learning Theories in Childhood Book
Author : Colette Gray,Sean MacBlain
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2015-09-10
ISBN : 1473933781
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focusing on the early philosophies of learning and key behavioural, cognitive, and social theorists, including Locke, Rousseau, Montessori, Piaget, Vygotsky, Bandura, Bronfenbrenner & Bruner, this popular book provides a comprehensive overview of children's learning. The authors highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each theoretical perspective, and encourage reflection on how different approaches impact on the learning environment. The discussion finishes with an exploration of the new sociology of childhood. New to this Second Edition are: · a new chapter on 'What is theory and what is learning? · a new chapter on ‘The Changing nature of learning’ There is also a new companion website which features: · journal articles to read alongside each chapter · podcasts from the authors explaining the key points on each topic · links to video material discussing key theories and methods. You can access the books online materials at study.sagepub.com/grayandmacblain2e Accessibly written, with key questions and recommended reading included, this book is essential for all those studying on child development, early childhood and childhood studies courses, and for anyone interested in understanding more about how children learn and think. Colette Gray is Head of Research Development and Principal Lecturer in Childhood Studies at Stanmillis University College, Belfast, and Sean MacBlain is Reader in Child Development and Disability at the University of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth. For access to the website

Theories of Practice

Theories of Practice Book
Author : Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher : Redleaf Press
Release : 2014-11-10
ISBN : 1605542970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A strong comprehension of early childhood theory is fundamental to early childhood educators' abilities to make informed decisions about the ways they support children's development and learning. In this book, Carol Garhart Mooney writes about the important task early childhood educators have to understand the foundational theories behind their daily practices. When this is accomplished, they are better able to refine their practices, create thoughtful curriculum, and do their best work with children. To this end, Garhart Mooney advocates that everyone working in early childhood—caregivers, educators, consultants, administrators—should hold degrees in early childhood. With a focus on the value that comes when early childhood educators have strong theoretical knowledge and are able to articulate why they do something for children, Theories of Practice is a call to everyone in the field to raise the standards of early childhood education. Garhart Mooney emphasizes that early childhood educators can work more confidently and effectively with children when they understand the link between best practices and the research behind them. Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood professional for more than forty years and is currently the executive director at Holy Cross Early Childhood Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in early childhood education. She has completed coursework for a doctorate in sociology of the family.

Comparing Theories of Child Development

Comparing Theories of Child Development Book
Author : Robert Murray Thomas
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas' highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available. Using the following criteria: "Has the theory been popular?," "Has the theory been influential?," and "Is the theory representative of a class or family of theories?," Thomas identifies the goals and describes the findings of more than two dozen theorists and inspects a series of child development issues that bridge a variety of theories. Additionally, Thomas suggests a variety of ways to compare theories and existing explanations of how a child develops.

Child Development

Child Development Book
Author : Rosalyn H. Shute,Phillip T. Slee
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-05-15
ISBN : 1317665074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives provides an engaging and perceptive overview of both well-established and recent theories in child and adolescent psychology. This unique summary of traditional scientific perspectives alongside critical post-modern thinking will provide readers with a sense of the historical development of different schools of thought. The authors also place theories of child development in philosophical and cultural contexts, explore links between them, and consider the implications of theory for practice in the light of the latest thinking and developments in implementation and translational science. Early chapters cover mainstream theories such as those of Piaget, Skinner, Freud, Maccoby and Vygotsky, whilst later chapters present interesting lesser-known theorists such as Sergei Rubinstein, and more recent influential theorists such as Esther Thelen. The book also addresses lifespan perspectives and systems theory, and describes the latest thinking in areas ranging from evolutionary theory and epigenetics, to feminism, the voice of the child and Indigenous theories. The new edition of Child Development has been extensively revised to include considerable recent advances in the field. As with the previous edition, the book has been written with the student in mind, and includes a number of useful pedagogical features including further reading, discussion questions, activities, and websites of interest. Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives will be essential reading for students on advanced courses in developmental psychology, education, social work and social policy, and the lucid style will also make it accessible to readers with little or no background in psychology.

Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues

Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues Book
Author : Mine Conkbayir,Christine Pascal
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2014-11-20
ISBN : 1780937342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Having a good grasp of the theories of child development and how these translate into practice can make a positive difference to how you understand babies and children and the ways in which you can help them learn. This approachable guide offers easy access to a wide range of concepts, as well as classic and current theories, about how babies and children learn. Each chapter offers clear guidance on how to recognise the theory in action and suggests ways to test these ideas out in early years settings, supporting the development of reflective practice. Case studies are included throughout, along with questions to guide thinking and encourage readers to develop their practice. Summaries conclude each chapter offering a quick reference of the theory examined and the benefits of applying it to practice. Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues is an essential guide for all those looking to develop and enhance their practice in supporting child development within the early years.

Theories of Attachment

Theories of Attachment Book
Author : Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher : Redleaf Press
Release : 2009-02-01
ISBN : 1605540951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, early childcare professionals will gain an understanding of the theories of attachment as well as the background and research of the prominent minds behind them. This book explains the core elements of each theorist’s work and the ways these elements impact and support interactions with babies, including the topics of bonding, feeding practices, separation anxiety, and stranger anxiety. Carol Garhart Mooney, also the author of the best-selling Theories of Childhood, has worked as a preschool teacher and college instructor of early childhood education for over thirty years.

Child Perspectives and Children s Perspectives in Theory and Practice

Child Perspectives and Children   s Perspectives in Theory and Practice Book
Author : Dion Sommer,Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson,Karsten Hundeide
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-12-24
ISBN : 9789048133161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent decades have seen a growing emphasis, in a number of professional contexts, on acknowledging and acting on the views of children. This trend was given added weight by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified in 1990. Today, seeking the perspective of the child has become an essential process in all sorts of tasks, from framing new legislation to regulating professions. This book answers the fundamental question of what it is that constitutes a ‘child perspective’, and how this might differ from the perspectives of children themselves. The answers to such questions have important implications for building progressive and developmental adult-child relationships. However, theoretical and empirical treatments of child perspectives and children’s perspectives are very diverse and idiosyncratic, and the standard reference work has yet to be written. Thus, this work is an attempt to fill the gap in the literature by searching for and defining key formulations of potential child perspectives within parts of the so-called ‘new child paradigm’. This has been derived from childhood sociology, contextual-relational developmental psychology, interpretative humanistic psychology and developmental pedagogy. The highly experienced authors develop a comprehensive professional child perspective paradigm that integrates recent theory and empirical child research. With its clear presentation of underlying theories and suggested applications, this book illustrates a child-oriented understanding of specific relevance to both child-care and preschool educational practice.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Harry Morgan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1442207442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Harry Morgan lays the foundations of what early childhood education is by integrating the history of the field with the philosophy and theories behind this discipline. With lucid and engaging prose, Morgan delineates the beginnings of early childhood education and how it has become an important field of study in education today. In this updated edition, a new chapter about critical race theory and its implications on early childhood education has been included.

Child Development

Child Development Book
Author : Jean A. Mercer
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2018-04-09
ISBN : 1526450933
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding child development is essential to ensuring a full and rounded psychological grounding, but given the complex nature of the topic it can be a real challenge. Child Development: Concepts and Theories takes a step back to focus just on the key concepts of child development that all students must learn. With this book, their first encounters with theories and their applications will mean that they can move on with a firm foundation in child development. Central to this, is understanding how these theories or concepts are applied in the real world and how psychologists engage with them in research. This book gives clear and detailed examples to bring the subject to life. Each chapter features case studies that run throughout the chapter and develop as the students' own understanding does. Written for undergraduates, the book will become essential to any student wanting a key to unlock the world of child development. Jean Mercer is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stockton University, New Jersey, and writes a blog, “Childmyths”, at http://childmyths.blogspot.com

Child Development Theories

Child Development Theories Book
Author : Peter Kibet
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2020-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This e-book focus on theories of child development. Child development theories discuss how children grow and change in early childhood. They mainly focus on different aspects of development that includes emotional, social and cognitive growth. Knowledge of theories helps grasp how children grow and how these translate into practice. These will go a long way in understanding kids and the ways in which teachers can help them learn academically. There are many theories but it will focus on Jean Piaget and Brofenbrenner theories, Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson theories

Visions of Childhood

Visions of Childhood Book
Author : John Cleverley,Dennis Phillips
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0807775916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Throughout history certain theories of childhood have influenced the way we have understood, cared for, and educated our young. These theories form the bases of our attitudes toward children, and underpin our popular childrearing pracitces. Yet they have passed through history fort eh most part unexamined. In Visions of Childhood, the authors unveil the central and often surprising notions that have shaped our conceptions of childhood in the Western world. Bringing the skills of the historian and philosopher to bear, the authors examine those visions of the child that have become the most influential including the work of Locke, Rousseau, Freud, Piaget, Marx, and Dewey. In probing these ideas, the authors trace the development of a variety of identifiable models, including the environmentalist, the atomistic, and the deterministic. Visions of Childhood is an ideal primary or supplementary text for courses in child development and psychology, early childhood education, philosophy of education, and other foundations courses. It will be a valuable resource to historians, philosophers, and inservice practitioners as well. “It is provocative in its analysis of theories of education and it challenges readers to carefully examine their own assumptions about the child, child development and child­rearing.” —Children Today

Theories of Development Concepts and Applications

Theories of Development  Concepts and Applications Book
Author : William Crain
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2015-10-02
ISBN : 1317343220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The result of extensive scholarship and consultation with leading scholars, this text introduces students to twenty-four theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals. Emphasizing the theories that build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.

Play and Educational Theory and Practice

Play and Educational Theory and Practice Book
Author : Donald E. Lytle
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781567506846
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on ongoing research from Australia, American, Korea and Taiwan, this work discusses the applied value and theory of play.

Child Development

Child Development Book
Author : Phillip T. Slee,Rosalyn H. Shute
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780340808184
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is one of the few books to critical examine both modern and postmodern contributions to theoretical development in child and adolescent psychology. It has been specially written to take into account the findings from a focus group of honors psychology students in order to include pedagogical features such as an overview of theories linking the various schools of thought, ideas for further study, and links to selected web sites; as well as the latest developments in theoretical thinking.

The Sociology of Childhood

The Sociology of Childhood Book
Author : William A. Corsaro
Publisher : Pine Forge Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780761987512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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′The provision of many amusing examples from Corsaro′s own research experience with children make his book a thoroughly enjoyable read as well as a valuable critical sociological analysis of childhood′ - Sociology The Sociology of Childhood is the Second Edition of a text that has been universally acclaimed as the best book on the subject available today. It is the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective. The second edition retains the same quality coverage of social theories of childhood, the consideration of children and childhood in historical and cultural perspective, children′s peer cultures from preschool through preadolescence, and the social problems of children. The book has been updated to include new research, information, and discussions on the latest social indicators regarding children in the United States and around the world. Key Features New chapter on up-to-date methods of research for studying children. New chapters on theory, cultural change, and children′s peer cultures. New section on children′s rights including a description and discussion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Updated chapter on the Future of Childhood addresses current policy debates and changing demographics related to children in today′s societies. Contains many examples of children′s actual play and behavior. Provides photographs and charts that capture the complexity and diversity of children′s lives. The Sociology of Childhood is highly recommended for use as the core text in courses on the sociology of children and childhood, as well as for parents, teachers, and other adults interested in the social lives and development of children. It can also be used in early education, child development, and child psychology courses, and as a supplemental text in the area of family studies. William A. Corsaro is the Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he teaches courses on the sociology of childhood, childhood in contemporary society, and ethnographic research methods. Corsaro is the author of Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years (1985) and "We′re Friends, Right": Inside Kids′ Culture (2003). He was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Bologna, Italy, in 1983-84 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in Trondheim, Norway, in 2003. His research has been featured on NPR, the BBC in London, and in the New Yorker.

Theories of Adolescent Development

Theories of Adolescent Development Book
Author : Barbara M. Newman,Philip R. Newman
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-06
ISBN : 0128154500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Theories of Adolescent Development brings together the many theories surrounding this life stage in one comprehensive reference. It begins with an introduction to the nature of theory in the field of adolescence, including an analysis of why there are so many theories in this field. Theory chapters are grouped into three sections: biological systems, psychological systems and societal systems. Each chapter considers a family of theories, including their scope, assumptions and contributions to the study of adolescence. In addition, sections discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the family, along with relevant comparisons to other theories and future directions in theory and research.

Vygotsky s Theory in Early Childhood Education and Research

Vygotsky   s Theory in Early Childhood Education and Research Book
Author : Nikolay Veraksa,Sonja Sheridan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-02-21
ISBN : 1351579401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing upon in-depth analyses of Lev Vygotsky’s theories of early childhood and investigating the ways in which his ideas are reflected in contemporary educational settings, this book brings into sharp relief the numerous opportunities for preschool learning and development afforded by Vygotskian approaches. Discussion of recent developments in the understanding and implementation of Vygotsky’s ideas in Western and Russian contexts facilitates comparison, and provides readers with fresh impetus to integrate elements into their own practice. Chapters are clearly structured and address the multitude of aspects touched upon by Vygotsky, including cognitive development, communication and interaction, play, literacy and the quality of preschool settings. Providing a comprehensive exploration of current stances on Vygotsky's ideas in diverse cultural-historical contexts, Vygotsky's Theory in Early Childhood Education and Research will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, educators and politicians involved in early years education.