Provides an interdisciplinary approach to everything from prenatal development to education, pediatrics, neuroscience, theories and research methods to physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology and parenting. It also looks at cultural issues, sex differences and the history of child development.
The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology is a comprehensive and authoritative study covering the field of applied psychology. It includes articles on various aspects of this subject. Each article (from Academic Failure, Prevention of to Youth, Employment of) provides a focused description of the given topic, intended to inform a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from research professionals through to students and the interested general public. The articles are self-contained and can be read in isolation, but there is a general scheme linking related topics by means of cross-referencing.
Unique in focus, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, third edition addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field.
Educators explore the intersection of gender and education. Their entries deal with educational theories, research, curricula, practices, personnel, and policies, but also with variations in the gendering of education across historical and cultural contexts.
The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is focused on research conducted over the past decade or so. The volume is organized in four parts: • Early Childhood Education and Child Development. • Early Childhood Educational Curriculum. • Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy. • Research and Evaluation Strategies for Early Childhood Education.
Prominent scholars, researchers, and professional leaders provide historical and theoretical perspectives about teaching the language arts, focus on bodies of research that influence decision making within the teaching of the language arts, explore the environments for language arts teaching, reflect on the methods and materials for instruction.