Young Child in the Family and the Community, The (4th Edition)

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For courses in Child, Family, and Community and Parents/Home-School Relations in Early Child Education. This exciting revision differs from our other text offerings for this course(Berger, Barbour, Wright/Stegelin) in that it focuses primarily on the young child's socialization. So, if social competence and socialization are important to you, this text is one for consideration. Recognizing that socialization is one of the most important aspects of child development, this lively and engaging book examines socialization issues of young children during child rearing, in child care facilities, and in the early education system within a developmental context. Child development as it relates to a child's first eight years, to a healthy family, and to a multicultural community is presented to students through personal stories, vignettes, pictures, and a wealth of examples.

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The Young Child in the Family and the Community, Fourth Edition, covers the foundations of socialization in child rearing, caring, and education and discusses the components that are essential to the healthy socialization of children within their families and the community.  Based on developmental theory, it focuses on diverse perspectives using short cases, examples, and personal insights from decades of practice.  Janet Gonzalez-Mena's engaging writing style easily holds the reader's attention.

New to This Edition

  • Substantial expansion of inclusion.  More practical suggestions for helping children succeed and gain a sense of belonging through environmental supports and interactions.
  • More on partnering with parents.  Additional guidelines and suggestions for ways in which professionals can improve communication with parents.  New sections and new material in may chapters.
  • Broadened coverage of child abuse and neglect.  Updated statistics, contributing factors, and implications for teachers.
  • Updated coverage of family diversity.  Increased and updated coverage of diversity in family composition.
  • More on Vygotsky's theories and implications for teaching and learning.

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