Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective

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Merrill, 2000 - Education - 528 pages
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Written for use in Early Childhood Development courses, or courses in Cultural Diversity. This successful text is the first of its kind to take a multicultural approach/focus to child development. Using a hands-on approach, it presents both typical and atypical development while addressing all current and important topics and issues. The book is arranged within an ages/stages format from birth through age eight. The author continues to provide many practical multicultural/multiethnic cases and examples to implement research findings for working with children. This text is appropriate for development courses in early childhood programs.* NEW-Provides an observation/assessment feature. * NEW-Expands information on Vygotsky. * NEW-Updates relevant information on brain research. * NEW-Includes a companion website-So students can access the most recent information/ research in the field and be informed of any revisions to the text. * Focuses on multicultural applications-For early childhood educators. * Discusses key ideas in language development-Including second language learning and the acquisition of non-English languages. * Covers the unique play styles of children from other cultur

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4
Historical Perspectives and Research in Early Childhood
14
Theories of Child Development
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