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The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence
by:Kathleen Stassen Berger
A 608-page study guide on child and adolescent development, The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence is highly recommended by many instructors, especially with its emphasis on different pedagogical tools to suit all levels of learning. This book is now in its 8th edition and continues to be more than just a reference, as it combines content...
A 608-page study guide on child and adolescent development, The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence is highly recommended by many instructors, especially with its emphasis on different pedagogical tools to suit all levels of learning. This book is now in its 8th edition and continues to be more than just a reference, as it combines content with various learning enhancement tools that help transform how students learn (whether in the classroom or in their own private study). Written by acclaimed author Kathleen Stassen Berger, The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence (ISBN 9781429220804) features a highly effective format; each chapter defines its objectives and provides a well as the gist of its main contents. Learning is reinforced with progress tests that are designed to help students retain concepts presented. The book even features a section called 'Graphic Organizers,' which serves as a visual presentation or summary of the main topics. The chapter enders encourage practical application of the principles learned. Subjects covered in include critical developmental theories, heredity, childhood, and adolescence. The book is designed to follow the chronological order of development, from prenatal development to adolescence. Each stage is discussed in parts, from biosocial to cognitive and psychosocial development. The appendices contain supplemental material and recommended research assignments for students. The author Kathleen Stassen Berger boasts a broad experience in the education sector. In her years as an educator, she has directed a preschool, taught humanities and philosophy at the United Nations International School, and different undergraduate and graduate courses like child and adolescent development. She even taught inmates taking paralegal degrees at the Sing Sing Prison, and has written a number of developmental texts that are currently in circulation across hundreds of universities and colleges in about a dozen countries.
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