Understanding Child Development

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Author : Rosalind Charlesworth, Ph.D.


576 Pages  Paperback 

9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004

©2014, Published


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UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 9th Edition, introduces the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children, and demonstrates how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. In this strea... more


An integrated learning system features chapter-opening learning objectives tied to each chapter's main headings (and indicated with a special icon), which focus students' reading by identifying key points related to the objectives. Each chapter concludes with a chapter summary organized around the l... more

New to this Edition

New boxed features include "Brain Development," which explores current topics in brain research; and "Child Development in the Real World," which provides practical applications of key topics.

New "TeachSource Video" boxes offer suggestions for videos viewable at Education CourseMate (the book's we... more