Child Development and Education, 8th edition

  • Teresa M. McDevitt, 
  • Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

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Child Development and Education shows you how to apply child and adolescent development research and theory to your future classroom practices. It explores and demonstrates developmental phenomena, providing a thorough overview of growth from infancy to late adolescence within the domains of physical, socio-emotional and cognitive development. Observation guidelines and opportunities to practice analyses of what children say, do and create help you develop the skills to make informed decisions that meet every student's needs.

The 8th Edition includes over 975 new citations and provides cutting-edge perspective on children's growth, diversity in children's experiences, and research-based teaching strategies proven to benefit diverse populations of children.

Published by Pearson (January 11th 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780137871506

Subject: Educational Psychology

Category: Child Development in Education


  1. Introduction to Child Development
  2. Research and Assessment
  3. Family, Culture, and Society
  4. Biological Beginnings
  5. Physical Development
  6. Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky
  7. Cognitive Development: Cognitive Processes, Intellectual Abilities, and Self-Regulated Learning
  8. Language Development
  9. Academic Development
  10. Emotional Development
  11. Self and Social Understanding
  12. Self-Regulation and Motivation
  13. Moral Development
  14. Peers, Schools, and Society

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