Child, Family, School, Community: Socialization and Support

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Cengage Learning, Jan 26, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 576 pages
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Now in full color, best-selling CHILD, FAMILY, SCHOOL, COMMUNITY: SOCIALIZATION AND SUPPORT, 8th Edition, offers an excellent introduction to socialization. Examining how the school, family, and community influence children’s socialization, the text is grounded in a powerful conceptual framework Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Model of Human Development. Extremely student friendly, the text addresses complex issues in a clear, comprehensive format. Students enjoy reading the book and appreciate its narrative drive and use of meaningful, timely examples. Effective pedagogical features include overviews and objectives that lead to extended narrative, while closing summaries and activities underscore key points ensuring students gain a solid understanding of chapter concepts. The text’s sensitive presentation of diversity issues includes matters related to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and special needs. In addition, the book’s companion website includes numerous study tools for students as well as time-saving instructor resources such as the eBank Instructor’s Manual with TestBank.
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very helpful insight into the development of children. Also makes you analyze your culture and your perspectives.

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About the author (2009)

Roberta Berns is a Professor Emerita at the University of California, Irvine, as well as Saddleback College, where she founded and chaired the Human Development Department. Berns also was a student of renowned developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner at Cornell University. She lives in California with her husband, a professor of bioengineering. They have two children (one, an English professor and the other, a professor of neuroscience) and two grandchildren.

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