Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective, 7th edition

  • Jeffrey Trawick-Smith

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Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective is intended to assist future teachers, child-care providers, and family service and mental health professionals in understanding and celebrating the rich diversity of development among children in all neighborhoods in the United States and around the globe.


The Seventh Edition includes an extended examination of dual-language learners; new Applying Chapter Ideas features and learning objectives; recent research in neuroscience; more than 400 new research studies and articles on early childhood development; and an increased emphasis on newer or more culturally inclusive theories of development.


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Table of contents

1. Studying Early Childhood Development in a Diverse World 1

2. Research and Assessment in Early Childhood Development 17

3. Theories of Child Development 39

4. Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth 73

5. The Newborn 95

6. Physical Growth of Infants and Toddlers 113

7. Cognitive Development of Infants and Toddlers 138

8. Infant and Toddler Language and Literacy 162

9. Infant and Toddler Social and Emotional Development 182

10. Preschool Physical and Motor Development 210

11. Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years 239

12. Symbolic Thought: Play, Language, and Literacy in the Preschool Years 269

13. Social and Emotional Development of Preschoolers 308

14. Physical Growth and Motor Development in the Primary Years 342

15. Cognitive Development in the Primary Years 368

16. Language and Literacy in the Primary Years 410

17. Social and Emotional Development in the Primary Years 442

18. Parents, Families, and Children: A Multicultural Perspective 477


Published by Pearson (April 19th 2017) - Copyright © 2018