Kathleen Stassen Berger
(Bronx Community College, CUNY)
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Hundreds of New Research CitationsAs always, Kathleen Berger offers a thoroughly contemporary view of where the study of child/adolescent development is, and where it’s heading. Coverage includes new discussions of:
Integrated Assessment Throughout the BookThe new edition provides learning objectives for each chapter, assessments after every chapter section, and expanded end-of-chapter quizzing, all created to meet NAEYC goals and national standards (including APA psychology standards). All assessments are designed to make it clear to students exactly what they need to learn to meet their career goals. Quick Response (QR) Codes and Direct Web AddressesThese codes appear in the margin to link students immediately to video activities. Just scan the code with a smartphone or tablet, or type the short Web address into any browser. (Free QR reader apps are available from all mobile device app stores.)Over 100 New VideosThis edition adds dozens of new video segments to the book’s already exceptional collection, all assignable and assessable through LaunchPad.LaunchPadDeveloped with extensive feedback from instructors and students, Worth Publishers’ new online course space offers:
NEW! Data Connections: Exclusively on Launch Pad. In each chapter, students have an opportunity to expand their understanding of key topics and data interactively. From interactive maps showing rates of breastfeeding and immunization across the country (and around the world), to manipulatable graphs showing trends in adolescent risk-taking behaviors, students will be able to take a new hands-on-approach to understanding the data in child development themselves.
Available in LaunchPad, the new Child Development and Nursing Career Appendices link the content of the lifespan course to key student career areas—early childhood development and nursing—by correlating the Ninth Edition and its test bank to the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) preparation goals and the NCLEX (nursing) licensure exams.
LearningCurveIn a game-like format, LearningCurve adaptive and formative quizzing provides an effective way to get students involved in the coursework. It offers:
New Instructor’s Resource Flash DriveIn addition to being housed in LaunchPad, all instructor resources are available in a convenient flash drive, including videos, PowerPoint presentation sets, and the new test bank.
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