Synopses & Reviews
Topically-arranged and teacher-focused, Child and Adolescent Development for Educators is a richly contextual research-based foundation in the science of development that is ideal for future teachers. Attending to the development of school-aged children and youth, the brevity of the text and the diversity of in-text activities give teacher educators ample opportunity to assign observations and other school-based projects.
About the Author
Judith L. Meece is currently the Eugene and Saralyn Oberdorfer Associate Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she teaches in the School of Education. Her book draws on over 15 years experience in teaching courses on child and adolescent development to preservice teachers and graduate students. Before coming to Chapel Hill, she taught at Purdue University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1981, where she was a fellow in the former Bush Program in Child Development and Social Policy. Professor Meeces research focuses on academic motivation, gender differences in mathematics and science achievement, and teachers beliefs about childrens development. She is co-author of Students Perceptions in the Classroom (1992). She is currently serving as chairperson of the American Educational Research Associations Special Interest Group on Motivation and education. She is also currently working on an oral history of Appalachian teachers, which will examine the role of education and teaching in southern womens lives.
Table of Contents
List of Features
Chapter 1: Studying Child and Adolescent Development
Chapter 2: Physical Development
Chapter 3: Cognitive Development: Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories
Chapter 4: Cognitive Development: Information Processing and Intelligence Theories
Chapter 5: Language and Literacy Development
Chapter 6: Self-Concept, Identity, and Motivation
Chapter 7: Peer Relations and Moral Development
Chapter 8: The Family: Partners in Education\
Chapter 9: Supporting the Development of Children and Youth in School